Lorry driver injured in bungled robbery

A HUNT is on today for two men who attempted to rob a lorry driver on the A14 in Suffolk after the victim assumed they were police officers.

A HUNT is on today for two men who attempted to rob a lorry driver on the A14 in Suffolk after the victim assumed they were police officers.

Police are appealing for information about the incident which took place just after 3am today at Claydon.

The lorry driver was heading westbound in the cab of his lorry without a trailer attached.

He followed a diversion off and back onto the A14 at which point he saw a car behind him with a blue light inside.


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The lorry driver pulled over in a lay-by and got out of his cab as he believed the attackers might have been in an unmarked police car.

Two males got out of the car, a black Vauxhall Vectra SRI, and one of them asked if he knew why he'd been stopped. The lorry driver said he did not.

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One of the men then assaulted the lorry driver while the other got into his cab. A few moments later both men returned to the car and drove off.

The lorry driver suffered minor facial and back injuries and his cab also sustained damage inside.

The first male is described as white, in his late 30s to early 40s, of slim build, around six foot with dark, wavy short hair.

He was wearing a long-sleeved high-visibility jacket, a dark coloured t-shirt and dark trousers and he spoke with an Essex or London accent.

The second male is described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, of stocky build, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10 ins, with short, dark hair.

He was wearing a long-sleeved high-visibility jacket, a dark coloured t-shirt and dark trousers.

Police want to hear from anyone who was driving on the A14 in the Claydon area around the time, or who may have seen the car with the blue light inside before or after the incident.

Calls should be made to Dc Annie Taylor at Stowmarket CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Detectives are also open to the possibility that the attempted robbery may be linked to a carjacking that took place in Wherstead at around 1.30pm yesterday.

The victim was threatened at knifepoint in The Street while two men stole his Blue Subaru Impreza.

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