Police have issued an Evofit of a man they want to speak with after an Accrington man was flagged down and threatened with a knife as he drove his car through Huncoat on Monday, March 7.
The incident happened around 6.30pm when the 45-year-old Accrington man was driving his Land Rover along Station Road near to the level crossing at Huncoat.
He was emerging from the track to the side of the railway that leads to the allotments when a man walked out in front of his car and ordered him to get out.
He then threatened the victim with a stanley type knife before repeating his demands and gesturing for him to get out of his car. The driver instinctively pushed the offender in the face and as the man staggered backwards he managed to drive away.
DI Claire Holbrook from Hyndburn and Ribble Valley CID said: "I would urge people to take a close look at this Evofit and ask anybody that witnessed this incident or with any information to contact police on 01254 51212."
The man is described as white, six foot tall, medium build, aged 20-25 years old with a distinctive square face and ruddy complexion. He was wearing a black anorak jacket and carrying a black shoulder bag. He smelt strong strongly of alcohol.