Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a man following an attempted robbery in Great Sutton.
At around 5.40pm on Thursday, January 7, the victim, a 19-year-old man, was walking down the footpath adjacent to St Saviour's School where he was grabbed around the neck by a man.
When the victim turned around, the offender threatened him with what appeared to be a knife and demanded his coat. At this point the victim managed to run away unharmed and called police.
Police say the offender is described as a white man, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 9in tall, slim build, aged in his late teens or early twenties and speaks with a local accent. He was wearing a dark hooded coat and something covering his face that could be either a balaclava or scarf.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 643 of January 7, 2016. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.