POLICE are searching coffee shops, takeaways and restaurants in a full blown man hunt in Chester.
Since just before 9am today (Tuesday, November 20) officers have been searching Greyhound Retail Park for a man who made off from police while they were on patrol in the Blacon Area.
Traffic backed-up along Sealand Road as police cars with flashing blue lights and unmarked vehicles raced towards the retail park, while the police helicopter circled for more than an hour overhead.
Four police cars were spotted outside Costa Coffee as officers searched the premises for the wanted man, before heading off to other stores and food outlets on the park.
Officers on the ground confirmed they were looking for a man who had evaded officers in the Blacon area, but were unable to provide any further information.
It is believed that the man has a black eye. It is not yet clear what the man is wanted by police for.