Police appeal: Assault and theft

PUBLISHED: 09:31 10 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:22 02 June 2010

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on the A47 close to the Thorney Service Station and the roundabout with the A141.

The assault happened at 9.20am on Thursday, February 21.

Two men driving a white Mercedes Sprinter van were seen

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on the A47 close to the Thorney Service Station and the roundabout with the A141.

The assault happened at 9.20am on Thursday, February 21.

Two men driving a white Mercedes Sprinter van were seen by a charity worker collecting charity bags in the Witchford area.

The charity worker, a 41 year old man, followed the van and pulled them over on the A47.

The charity worker discovered the bags in the back of the vehicle and asked the men to remain there while he called the police.

The charity worker was then assaulted by one of the men. He's described as white, between 41 and 60 years old, between 6' and 6'4" tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a high visibility jacket.

PC Dilloway, investigating, said: "The A47 would have been busy at this time and we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the assault take place.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen the men taking the charity bags from outside properties in the Witchford area."

Anyone with any information can contact PC Dilloway at Wisbech Police Station on 0845 456 456 4 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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