‘He’s got a gun’: hunt for white van driver involved in collision with cyclist

Wiltshire Road in Wokingham's town centre

A white van driver who is alleged to have pointed a gun and a knife in Wokingham on Wednesday night is being hunted by police.

Thames Valley Police said that it is appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place between 9.30pm and 10.15pm in the Norreys area.

Norreys Avenue
Norreys Avenue

A member of the public reported seeing a white van with ladders on the roof, driving erratically on the Wiltshire Road and appearing to chase a man on a bicycle.

Police say that the van collided with the cyclist, knocking him off before then driving off.

The member of the public checked on the cyclist who said “he’s got a gun” before cycling off towards Norreys Avenue.

Wiltshire Road
Wiltshire Road

More sightings

But this wasn’t the only sighting of the white van driver on Wednesday night.

PC Benjamin Taylor of the Wokingham neighbourhood team, said: “There was a further report that night of someone in a white van pointing a gun and a knife and driving erratically.

“We would urge anyone with any information about this van or who might have seen this incident in Wiltshire Road to contact us on 101.”

Any one with information on this is asked to contact PC Taylor via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101, quoting URN 1796 7/9.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Elizabeth Park - Thames Valley Police said that a member of the public contacted them from here
Elizabeth Park – Thames Valley Police said that a member of the public contacted them from here



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