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Group tried to rob delivery driver

By Dominic Robertson | Telford | Crime | Published:

A delivery driver was attacked by a group of men as he attempted to deliver a parcel.

Police are appealing for information about the incident, which first saw the driver assaulted by three men, before being confronted by another five men as he returned to his van.

The incident took place in the Woodside area of Telford and the men are all said to have been white and in their late teens to early 20s.

Police have also revealed that it was the driver's first day delivering in the area and that the group had also attempted to steal the item he was delivering.

A police spokesman said: "We are keen to talk to anyone who witnessed an assault and attempted robbery that happened between about 1pm and 1.30pm on Tuesday, February 20, in Wellsfield in the Woodside area of Telford.

"A delivery driver was physically assaulted by three men, who also tried to take his parcel. He was then confronted by another five men who verbally assaulted and threatened him as he returned to his van. All the men are described as being white and in their late teens to early 20s.

"When back at his van, the victim spoke to another man (described only as being black), who walked away without speaking."

Constable Rich Hughes urged anyone with information to get in touch.

He said: "The man who was assaulted was on his first day delivering in this area, and was understandably shaken up by this incident. Fortunately, he was not seriously hurt.

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"We're keen to talk to anybody who saw or knows about this incident - especially the man who was stood by the van, who may have witnessed a lot. Please get in touch."

Anyone with information can call police on 101 and quote reference 357S of February 20.

People can also leave information with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.

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