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Attendant terrorised with Samurai sword

14 February, 2012

A masked raider threatened a forecourt employee with a Samurai sword in an attack at the Murco service station in Ingol, Preston, last Saturday night. The man threatened the worker with the sword before making off with less than £100 from the till.

Speaking to the Lancashire Evening Post, the detective leading the investigation described the incident as “truly terrifying”.

Detective Sergeant John Crichton of Preston CID said: “It appears the attacker hid behind the pump on the garage’s forecourt and waited for the attendant to be on his own.

“He then propped the door open using a cone, pulled out what appears to be a sawn-off Samurai sword from a bag he was carrying, and subjected the man to a truly terrifying attack.”

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 15 January 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands124.34132.31121.54
North East123.94133.63121.07
North West124.1658.50132.51121.18
Northern Ireland123.4169.90128.40120.85
South East125.1561.40132.52122.48
South West124.73130.24121.91
West Midlands123.7465.23132.27121.20
Yorkshire & Humber123.9161.90132.74121.12

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