Police issue e-fit after pregnant mother is threatened at knife point

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Police have released an E-fit to identify a man after a pregnant mother and her toddler were threatened at knife point on their way to playschool.

The frightening incident took place on Tuesday, December 17, at the Sir Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Fields car park in Motspur Park.

The victim was parking her car when a man jumped into the passenger seat and brandished a knife at her two-year-old son strapped into the back seat.

She instinctively jumped out of the car and begged the man to let her son out too, but he demanded she got back in, saying "everything would be ok" if she did.

As the terrified mother looked around for help, the man appeared to lose his nerve and ran off.

He fled the scene in a blue hatchback, possibly a Citroen, Peugeot or Vauxhall, driving towards Marina Avenue.

The man is described as Asian or Indian and aged between 25 and 35 years old.

The victima said he had a chubby face and was wearing dark or black clothing.

Detective Sergeant Grant Donnachie, said: "The motives of the male are as yet unknown, and whilst we have not had any similar previous reports made to us, this is an especially concerning matter as it involved the threat of violence involving both a knife, and with a child present."

Were you at the venue on the day and time shown? Did you see anything around that time that caused you a concern? Do you recognise the image of the man?

If you can assist, contact Wimbledon Police Station by dialing 101, or alternatively contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11, quoting picture reference URN 140458.

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