Crossbow ‘alarm’ in Sutton Park as woman ‘threatened’ by man firing in broad daylight

Police have launched an appeal for information after a man allegedly ‘threatened’ a woman at a beauty spot. Officers have been carrying out ‘extensive enquiries’ and have stepped up patrols in the area since the ‘alarming’ incident.

West Midlands Police shared a photo of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident at Sutton Park on Friday, March 15. The woman was walking in the popular park when she saw a man “firing a crossbow at a target he had set up,” the force said.

Upon expressing concerns over his actions, “the man made threatening comments towards her,” the appeal said. Officers have been working to identify the man involved in the weeks following the incident, but have now turned to the public for help.

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The appeal, issued today (April 27), reads: “Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him after a man threatened a woman in Sutton Coldfield in March this year.

“Around late morning to mid-day on Friday, March 15, a woman was walking in Sutton Park when she encountered a man firing a crossbow at a target that he had set up. When the woman expressed concern at what he was doing, the man made threatening comments towards her.”

Police urged anyone with information, or who recognises the man in the image, to come forward as enquiries continue.

Sergeant Charlotte Price, Sutton Coldfield Neighbourhood Policing Supervisor, added: “We understand that incidents such as this can cause alarm among the local community and in the weeks since this matter was reported to us we have been carrying out extensive queries.

“Despite our efforts, we have been unable to identify this man and we are now asking the public for their help. In the meantime, we will continue to carry out patrols in the area to offer reassurance to residents. Our officers are happy to speak to anyone about their concerns.

“If you have any information that can help please contact us on 101 or via Live Chat on our website and quote crime reference 20/322657/24.”

Have you been affected by this? You can contact us by emailing stephanie.balloo@reachplc.com

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