CCTV stills released to catch Long Eaton offender

CCTV images released over threatening behaviour in Long Eaton

Derbyshire police have released CCTV stills of a man wanted in connection with threatening behaviour in Long Eaton.

The images have been circulated after three incidents were reported within in the last week by people who said a man had threatened them before running off.

The first incident occurred on Helvellyn Way, late Sunday evening, when a man tried to force his way into a property once the occupants had answered the door. After failing to get in, the man ran off.

Then a man is said to have climbed into the passenger side of a car, threatening the driver on Humber Road on Tuesday. After a brief altercation, the man was forced from the car before fleeing.

Shortly after, the man returned to Helvellyn Way, knocking on the door of a different house, asking for directions before again trying to force his way into the property. After again being stopped, he ran off.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren De’ath said people in Long Eaton should remain vigilant.

“I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our advice that people in the area stay alert and report suspicious behaviour to us.

“If you aren’t expecting a visitor, please check at the door before opening it,” he said.

The images show a hooded man wearing a scarf, described as about 5ft 10in of slim build and in his 20s.

Despite the blurry quality of the pictures, the police remain confident that someone will be able to identify the man by his clothing.

If you have any information regarding the individual in the CCTV images you can contact Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.