Surrey

Lingfield knifeman sparks police air and ground search

A police air and ground search was launched in Surrey after a woman was confronted by a man with knife.

The 44-year-old was out walking her dog near Church Road, Lingfield, when a man emerged from bushes brandishing the blade, Surrey Police said.

The woman received a mark to her arm during the confrontation but did not need hospital treatment.

A number of officers, a police helicopter and dog units carried out a search of the area on Sunday evening.

The force said the man was believed to have made off in the direction of Lingfield racecourse following the incident, at about 17:50 BST.

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