Harwich: Van driver breaks up gang knife attack
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Police in Essex want to trace a van driver who stepped in to break up an assault.
A 25-year-old man from Harwich was walking along Stour Road at about 10.50pm when he was approached by a group of five or six young men who pushed him to the ground and kicked him. One man threatened him with a knife and they went through his pockets, stealing his wallet.
The driver of a dark coloured transit-style van stopped and confronted the robbers who then ran off towards the town centre.
They were described as white, aged 18 to 25, one wearing a white hoody, the others with their faces covered by scarves.
Ds Tim Coyles said: “Police immediately search the area for the suspects but now we need to speak to the van driver who will hold vital witness information.”
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He or anyone else who can help is asked to contact Dc Derek Lee at Clacton CID on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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