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No arrests one year after a 'chainsaw attack' in Castle Street, Ashford

Police are still appealing for information almost a year after a shocking 'chainsaw' attack in a town centre.

Armed police descended on Castle Street, Ashford, last September after a man was seen "swinging" a power tool around the town centre on a Saturday night.

Damage caused to the window of the Coral bookmakers
Damage caused to the window of the Coral bookmakers

They were called after receiving reports of a man wielding a power tool and making threats to two members of the public, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Almost a year on, no arrests have been made and police are still appealing for information to track down the suspect.

The incident was compared to a scene from Texas Chainsaw Massacre by witnesses, who came into contact with the "crazed man" at the time.

He reportedly set upon several members of the public, including a man riding a bike through the town, and cut into a shop window at Coral bookmakers and a nearby lamppost.

No injuries were reported to emergency services at the time.

A computer-generated image of the suspect. Picture: Kent Police
A computer-generated image of the suspect. Picture: Kent Police
The drama unfolded in Castle Street
The drama unfolded in Castle Street

After carrying out "extensive inquiries" - including the review of CCTV - police released a computer-generated image of the suspect the following month.

Members of the public were asked to get in contact if they recognised the image, but this did not lead to any arrests.

Anyone with information is asked to call 01843 222289, quoting 22-1462 or the anonymous Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111 or via the anonymous online form.

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