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MetiNews.Com - Student Ella Hutchinson said 'I genuinely thought this guy was going to try and kill me'
Breaking News ! A student said she feared for her life when a man told her he had "freedom to kill" after approaching her as she walked back to her accommodation. Ella Hutchinson, a student at the University of Chester, believed she was going to die when the man followed her as she walked through the city. The 18-year-old was walking back from Tesco supermarket on Frodsham Street in Chester on Tuesday evening (September 15) when she was approached by a stranger. The man, who Ella says was loitering outside the supermarket, began following her. After a friendly conversation Ella says she noticed the man, who was 'really drunk', getting closer to her as she made her way home towards her accommodation. Read More Related Articles Warrington lockdown edges closer as coronavirus cases ramp up Read More Related Articles Cyclist killed in Crewe named locally as mum-of-three care worker Ella, from North Wales, said: "He told me it was his day off and he done lots of drugs and wanted to have fun. So I was like 'yeah fair enough it's your day off, you have fun'. Each to their own." But then the man asked Ella if she had ever done drugs and when she said no the conversation began to turn sinister. "He said 'I've got a place we can go to and you can do all the drugs'. I kept trying to get away but he continued to follow me, he was at my side at all times, he would not leave me alone and he kept getting closer." "He started talking about how God has put him on this earth to be free and if he wanted to he could kill someone. "So I was really trying to get away from him at this point and then he kept saying things like I could kill someone tonight and then kill myself tomorrow, there's nothing stopping me. "He started shouting at me 'are you listening' so then I got scared and told him I was. "He said it's all about money and started talking about how he has done nothing but work for money. At this point I had stopped listening and I was trying to think of all the different ways I could get away. " To get the latest crime information where you live enter your postcode below. As Ella started to get closer to her accommodation she became more concerned and wanted to hide head in another direction so the man wouldn't find out where she lived. "I thought there is no way I am going to let this guy know where I live." The pair stopped outside The Liverpool Arms pub on Northgate Street, which was brightly lit and also had CCTV outside. As Ella tried to get rid of the man he asked for her number and kept talking to her. Scared and wondering what to do next, Ella was saved by a stranger across the road. "I locked eyes with a really nice young boy.
." The boy, called Josh, pretended he knew Ella and it was at this moment when the man made a run for it. "The guy literally just bolted and ran. "If it wasn't for Josh I don't know what I would have done, the guy was obviously not going to leave me alone."
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Josh and Ella entered the pub and were helped by staff there who reported the matter to the police. Ella, who has never been to Chester before, has been left shaken by the incident. She said: "I was just trying to be nice hoping that he would go away but he didst. "I wasn't scared at first because I just thought oh this is a really drunk man but then when he started talking about those things I just stated thinking that I was going to die. "I genuinely thought this guy was going to try and kill me." Cheshire Constabulary have confirmed officers have spoken to Ella regarding the incident. A Cheshire police spokesman said: "The incident was subsequently reported to police at 9.51pm. "Officers attended the scene and conducted a search of the local area and were unable to locate the suspect. "He is described as a man, in his early 30s, he was short and of large build. "The man was wearing a red t-shirt, denim shorts and white trainers. He appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. "Enquiries in relation the incident are ongoing and officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone who recognises the description of the suspect." Anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire police on 101 quoting IML 806030. A spokesman for the University of Chester said: “Chester is a very safe city in which to live and study. The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is paramount to the University and we would like to remind anyone who feels they are in an unsafe situation to call the police immediately on 999.”
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