Police hunt masked axeman after Spar shop attack

Police release CCTV image of man following a shocking attack on a Driffield shopkeeper

A man wearing a mask and carrying an axe went into the Spar on Eastgate North  on Friday evening (8th September 2017)


He demanded the till to be opened. The shopkeeper fought off the offender and suffered minor injuries to his hand. The intruder ran out of the store towards Scarborough Road.

As well as the mask the man was wearing a dark blue hooded jacket, blue jeans and gloves. The axe had a yellow handle.

Detective Sergeant Tom Napier from Bridlington investigation team said: “We are very keen to identify the man in this CCTV image as soon as possible due to the violent nature of this incident. We want to hear from anyone who may know who he is. If anyone recognises him from these CCTV pictures please contact us immediately.”

The scene of friday night’s attack: The Spar Store, Eastgate, Driffield


If anyone has any information as to the identification of the man, they can call Humberside Police on the non-emergency number of 101 quoting log number 510 of 08/09/2017 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 


  1. Beginning to wonder if this is connected to the burgalry I was victim of also on Friday night after midnight. There have been a spate of attempted break ins and thefts in nafferton over the past few nights. The police are aware and all instances have been reported to my knowledge.

  2. Why assume a MAN ? Women commit crimes too. Police search axe PERSON……then again, Driffield searches for a police PERSON. The search continues……..

  3. The police was told who did it and were to find them on the night it happend and have done nothing at all. People don’t feel safe noing that he is still on a street full of people I can’t believe that the person has been left to carry on after police were told who he is 😣😣😣😣


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