Walmer man Michael Mankelow charged with attempted murder after 'machete wielded' at police officers
A car is damaged after
the alleged machete
by Beth Robson
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a
machete was allegedly wielded at two police officers in Walmer.
Michael Alan Mankelow was charged after the incident in
Downs Road yesterday morning.
The 57-year-old, who lives in the road, was due to appear
in court today.
The alleged attack, just doors from the Downs Primary
School, happened an hour after the busy school run at about
Police cordon off area in
Downs Road, Walmer
Officers had arrived at the house to make an arrest and called
It is alleged officers were threatened and the machete was used
to smash the windscreen of a police car - narrowly missing the
face of an officer.
Two houses in Downs Road were sealed off with police tape and
glass from the smashed police car was strewn over the
Officers stood guard of the scene while others waited with the
vehicle before it was towed away.
A police forensics van was also on scene as part of the
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