Woman threatened

POLICE are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Wisbech.

A man walked into Mount Pleasant Newsagents, in Edinburgh Drive, and demanded cash at 3pm on Thursday (March 3).

He threatened the woman behind the counter with a wooden bat, but fled empty-handed after she shouted for help.

The offender was wearing a scarf covering the lower part of his face. He was wearing a light-grey hooded-top and dark-grey tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Constable Simon Rust, investigating, said: “This was a frightening experience for the member of staff who was threatened with a wooden bat.”

Anyone with information should call DC Rust on 0345-4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555-111.