A MAN has appeared at Court following an incident in Crewe last Saturday.

At around 11.30am on Saturday, August 16, police and ambulance responded to reports of an elderly lady and a man being attacked by a man armed with a knife.

A man was arrested near to West Street a short time later.

A 72-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man were treated at hospital having sustained knife injuries.

The man has since been discharged and the 72-year-old lady is making a stable recovery.

29-year-old Matthew Bullows, of the West Street area in Crewe, appeared before South Cheshire Magistrates Court yesterday morning charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on September 3.

Chief Superintendent Andy Southcott said: “Officers acted quickly to protect the public and appropriately trained and armed police were deployed.

“Incidents of this nature are very uncommon in our area but when they do happen, strict protocols are followed to ensure the safety of the public is not unduly compromised.

“In this case, the incident took place in a busy shopping area and I would like to acknowledge the assistance offered to ourselves by the public, our partners in Cheshire East Council and local retailers in co-operating with the police investigation and the temporary disruption that was caused.

“Anyone suspected of putting themselves or others in danger by arming themselves with a weapon will be dealt with robustly, and the suspect has been charged with serious offences. My thoughts are with the victims and I wish them both a speedy recovery for what was clearly a very traumatic ordeal.”