Man charged following kitchen knife incident in Ashton

Date published: 24 September 2021

A man seized in Ashton has been charged with numerous offences after he 'armed himself with a kitchen knife' when police officers tried to apprehend him.

Anthony Horrocks, aged 46 and of no fixed abode, was initially arrested on suspicion of a robbery at a bank in Stalybridge.

A post on the GMP Tameside Norh and East Facebook page read: "A 46-year-old male from Ashton-under-Lyne is in police custody having been arrested on suspicion of a robbery at a bank in Stalybridge on Monday (September 20).

"Officers from GMP Tameside's Neighbourhood Task Force tracked the suspect down to an address on Crowhill Road in Ashton at around 12pm on Thursday, September 23.

"Whilst attempting to arrest the male, officers had to utilise Taser after he armed himself with a kitchen knife.

"He was also found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected heroin and cannabis

"He was further arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, affray and possession of class A and class B drugs."

An updated post today (Friday) read: "Anthony Horrocks, of no fixed abode, has been charged with the following offences:

- Robbery (business)

- Possess an offensive weapon in a public place

- Affray

- Possess a controlled drug of class A - Heroin

- Possess a controlled drug of class B - Amphetamine

- Possess a controlled drug of class B - cannabis

Horrocks was further arrested for a revocation of his prison licence.

Horrocks was remanded to appear at court today (Friday), where he was refused bail and remanded into custody to appear at Minshull Street Crown Court on October 29, 2021.

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