Man stabbed in robbery attempt
Victim knifed after stopping to help at broken down car
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.
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This is being treated as an isolated incident