Whilst we would naturally be keen to trace this man in connection with the crime he is alleged to have tried to carry out, our more important priority at the moment must be to trace him to ensure that he is not seriously injured.So the most important priority for the police is the health of the knife-wielding criminal not his arrest and removal from society. The police say that:
"The workman reacted instinctively but unfortunately he may have caused the robber quite a damaging injury and we believe the man may require urgent treatment."
"This is a very unusual case where the original culprit has come off worst.It's a "very unusual case" because the political class has made it virtually impossible for us to defend ourselves and they have reduced the police to a politically correct branch of the social services. Let's make the electrician Chief Constable of the Lothian and Borders Police force.