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Police search for man seen holding a knife in Popley
A MAN seen holding a knife in Popley last night has not yet been found by police.
Officers were called to an incident at The Popinjay Pub at 8pm on Monday after members of the public reported seeing a man assaulted, and another man in Abbey Road with a bloodied face, who was believed to have been holding a knife.
Officers searched the area and made extensive enquiries, including at the pub, but no injured people were found. It is thought that several people may have witnessed the incident and police want to speak to them.
Chief Inspector Steve Wallace said: “This will clearly have been a worrying incident for people who live in the Popley area, but members of the public should be reassured that we are doing all we can to find out exactly what happened.
“This sort of violence, particularly if it involves knives, will not be tolerated in Basingstoke and anyone found committing these types of offences will face tough penalties.”
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Basingstoke police station on 101.