Man stabbed in rob­bery at­tempt

Vic­tim knifed af­ter stop­ping to help at bro­ken down car

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man

A MAN was stabbed as he stopped to as­sist with what he thought was a bro­ken down ve­hi­cle in Iver.

At about 11.30pm on Wed­nes­day April 6, a man was driv­ing along Wood Lane at the junc­tion with the B2170, Iver Heath, when he spot­ted what he be­lieved was a bro­ken down ve­hi­cle with its haz­ard lights on dis­play.

As he ap­proached to over­take the ve­hi­cle, he could see a per­son in the road who then made at­tempts to flag him down.

The man stopped his ve­hi­cle, a sil­ver Citroen, be­hind the sta­tion­ary car, a black Ford Fo­cus, to see if he could help when he was ap­proached by a woman who told him that they had bro­ken down, de­mand­ing he hand over his wal­let and phone.

At the same time, a man ap­peared and ap­proached the vic­tim. A scuf­fle broke out be­tween the pair be­fore the vic­tim got back into this car and drove away.

It was only when he reached home that the vic­tim no­ticed blood on his shirt.

It was at this point that he re­alised he had been stabbed twice in his ab­domen.

The vic­tim was taken to Wex­ham Park Hospi­tal by mem­bers of his fam­ily where he re­ceived treat­ment. He was later dis­charged. PC Jeremy Carr, of CID in Chiltern and South Bucks, said: “I am ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses who may have seen this in­ci­dent to come for­ward.

“This is be­ing treated as an iso­lated in­ci­dent and I would like to re­as­sure the com­mu­nity that a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der way to ar­rest those re­spon­si­ble.

“Med­i­cal staff have con­firmed that the in­juries sus­tained by the vic­tim con­sisted of two su­per­fi­cial stab wounds to his ab­domen.

“His in­juries would have been far more se­ri­ous had he not been wear­ing a thick coat which ap­pears to have pro­tected him.”

He added: “We are re­view­ing CCTV as part of our in­ves­ti­ga­tion and we know that nu­mer­ous ve­hi­cles drove past the scene of the in­ci­dent which we are treat­ing as an at­tempted rob­bery. I’m keen to speak to any of th­ese pass­ing mo­torists, who drove along Wood Lane in ei­ther di­rec­tion be­tween 11.30pm and 11.35pm on Wed­nes­day April 6.

“I would also like to speak to any mo­torists who may have no­ticed the black Ford Fo­cus ei­ther prior to the in­ci­dent or af­ter­wards, con­tain­ing a man and woman.

“The vic­tim also specif­i­cally re­calls see­ing an ar­tic­u­lated lorry go­ing past at the time of the in­ci­dent from the di­rec­tion of the Red Lion pub­lic house.

“Again, I am keen to speak to this mo­torist.”

The woman who spoke to the vic­tim is de­scribed as white, 5ft 5ins tall, with dark hair and spoke with an East­ern Euro­pean ac­cent. She wore a dark jacket. The of­fender who as­saulted the vic­tim is white, 5ft 8ins to 10ins tall with short dark hair.

He also spoke with an East­ern Euro­pean ac­cent.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact PC Carr via 101.

Those who do not wish to speak to po­lice can call Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

No per­sonal de­tails are taken, in­for­ma­tion is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

This is be­ing treated as an iso­lated in­ci­dent

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