Milk­man lost teeth and float in street rob­bery

Rob­bers got away fol­low­ing early morn­ing at­tack

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB 01733 588734

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

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