A woman says she is too afraid to leave her home at night after a man armed with a hunting knife threatened to slit her throat.
Tracey Richardson, 50, was walking along Pinewood Place near her home in Knottingley just before 7pm on New Year’s day when a black car pulled up alongside her.
The mother-of-four said: “I saw a blanket or coat on the passenger seat and he pulled it and back and there was a great big knife, like a hunting knife with teeth. He said: ‘Get in the car or I will slit your throat.”
She added: “I felt sick and my head was swimming. I won’t go out in the dark now, it’s going to take a long time to get over it.
“It was awful, every time I shut my eyes I see the knife. I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, I keep bursting in to tears.”
The suspect is described as Asian, in his early 20s with short dark hair, clean shaven and wearing a grey coloured top. He was driving a small black car with beads dangling from the rear view mirror.
Anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on 101. Or call Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on 0800 555 111.