Police launch investigation after incident involving man wielding knife and stealing a car in Langley

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The entrance to Harvey Park in Langley

Police have launched an investigation after a harrowing incident involving a man wielding a knife and stealing a car in the Harvey Park area in Langley.

The situation unfolded at approximately 11:10 on Saturday morning (July 29), prompting multiple reports of the individual threatening members of the public with the knife.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

The suspect, a 30-year-old man with no fixed abode, was apprehended by officers shortly after the incident and currently remains in police custody.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Annabelle Palmer, of Slough CID, said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish the circumstances of what happened this morning.

“Officers remain in the local area carrying out enquiries and have already spoken to a number of people. If you have not yet contacted us but have information about what happened, please get in touch.

“We would also ask anyone who may have mobile phone, dash-cam or CCTV footage of the incident to please report this to us.

“You can make a report by calling 101 or via the Thames Valley Police website, quoting reference 806 of 29 July.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via its website.”

Superintendent Lee Barnham, LPA Commander for Slough said: “Thank you to everyone who reported this incident to us. As a result, we were able to respond quickly and make an arrest within 20 minutes of the first call to us.

“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

“I’d like to reassure the public that Thames Valley Police does not tolerate knife crime and we would encourage anyone with information, however insignificant it may seem, to make a report to us.”