Milkman lost teeth and float in street robbery
Robbers got away following early morning attack
A Peterborough milkman lost two teeth and his float in a violent early morning robbery.
At about 3.45am on Tuesday, August 1 the victim, a man in his 50s, noticed a group of three men close to his float in Belsay Drive, Stanground.
One of the men attempted to steal a crate of milk and when challenged assaulted the victim.
Following the assault the three men stole his milk float and left the area. The vehicle was later recovered in Eye. The victim’s wallet and a crate of milk were stolen, as well as a number of bottles being damaged.
The man who carried out the assault is described as white, aged 16-20, 5’10” and with short brown hair. The other two men are described as white and aged 16-20.
The victim received hospital treatment following the incident, but has been discharged.
Police have released an image of the injuries suffered by the victim in an attempt to encourage witnesses to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Tom Rowe said: “This was a particularly nasty unprovoked attack on a milkman innocently working his round.
“I’d urge anyone with information about this incident, who saw three men acting suspiciously, or the milk float between Belsay Drive and Eye to get in touch.”
Witnesses, or anyone with information should call Cambridgeshire police on 101, or Crimestoppers,anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
The milkman’s injuries