Axeman attacks landlord and landlady in raid on Sutton pub

Two men - one armed with an axe - attacked the landlord and landlady of a Sutton pub after being confronted.

The Forest Tavern, Forest Road, Skegby
The Forest Tavern, Forest Road, Skegby

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the break-in in the early hours of Easter Sunday, April 21.

The landlady and landlord of The Forest Tavern, Forest Road, Skegby, were woken by a smashing noise at about 4.10am.

Police said that the couple, on investigating, were "attacked by two offenders who were in the process of stealing from the premises".

The Forest Tavern, Forest Road, Skegby

One of the offenders was armed with an axe. They fled the scene when police were called.

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said: "The landlord and landlady were unhurt.

"Our investigation into the burglary is ongoing and we’re appealing for anyone with any information to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 151 of April 21, 2019, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."

* Officers arrested two men seen nearby who have since been charged with unrelated offences.

Patrick Allan, aged 36, of Birds Lane, Kirkby, has been charged with obstructing an officer in the execution of their duty and assault by beating of a emergency worker. He has been bailed to appear at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court in June.

And 22-year-old Riley Machin, of Barker Street, Huthwaite, has been charged with possession of a class A drug. He has also been bailed to appear at the same court in June.