‘Like a horror film’ – man describes being threatened at knifepoint in Nottingham car park

A man who was threatened at knifepoint as he arrived for work says the ordeal was “like a horror film”.

Police were called to Castlebridge Office Village in the Meadows at around 10am on Wednesday, July 22.

The victim, who was in their car at the time of the incident, was approached by a man holding a knife who threatened him in an attempt to steal items from the victim.

The man, who was on his way to work for UK Meds, escaped the scene unharmed and the suspect is thought to have fled the area.

UK Meds have released CCTV of the incident and are offering a £10,000 reward for any information which leads to an arrest.

The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, said “I came into the work car park as normal, I reversed into my space and opened the door and that’s when I saw him in my rear window.

“I closed my door, locked it, but I honestly thought it was a joke. I was laughing until he pulled out the knife and started jabbing the air at my window.

“It was like a horror film. I started shouting at him and beeping my horn and he ran off. I drove round the corner to try and find him but I couldn’t.




“It’s disgusting that this can happen – I’m supposed to feel safe when I come to work. I’m still a bit shaken up – I got lucky I think.”

Chelsea Evans, marketing manager at UK Meds Nottingham, said: “I was in absolute shock when I heard about what happened.

“We were all in the building when it happened – we heard some beeping but we had no idea what was going on.

“Then someone ran into the office and told us. Castle Marina is an area with lots of families, so to find out someone was running around with a knife in the middle of the day is unthinkable.”

Detective Inspector Daniel Johnstone, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This incident would have undoubtedly been terrifying for the victim and we are working hard to find the person responsible.

“Thankfully, no one was injured and nothing was stolen in the incident but it clearly would have been a traumatising experience for the victim.

“Whenever a knife is used, there is always the potential for serious consequences and we will thoroughly investigate this report.

“I’d now appeal for anyone who may have information on what happened to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone who has any information that could aid detectives in their investigation should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 247 of 21 July 2021.

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