Wheelchair-bound drinker pulled knife on bouncer

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A man in a motorised wheelchair pulled a knife on a bouncer after trying to leave a town centre bar with a bottle of champagne, police said today.

Officers have appealed for information following the alleged affray, which took place outside the Panache club, in Bridge Street, Northampton, during the early hours of Saturday, November 24.

The incident happened between 1.40am and 2am, when the man tried to leave the club with a bottle of champagne.

A member of the club’s door staff told detectives the man produced a knife and threatened door staff with the weapon.

Police want to trace an independent witness, described as a white man, aged about 50 with a bald or shaven head. He was about 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build and was wearing a white-and-blue checked shirt and black trousers.

The offender is described as white, aged around 50, 6ft and of medium build. He had shaven grey hair and had a large tribal tattoo on his head.

He was wearing a white t-shirt, jeans and was sitting in a red motorised wheelchair.

The bouncer threatened by the man has contacted the Chron to say he was “shocked” the man had become so violent.

Tyrone Saxton said: “He tried to leave with a £40 bottle of champagne but he wasn’t allowed. He pulled the knife from underneath the chair and was saying ‘you can’t tell me what to do’.

“I was really shocked. I helped him at first to get into the club and I was kind to him but when he left he was a different man.”

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.