Milkman has front teeth punched out in early morning assault in Stanground
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A milkman had two teeth punched out when three young men tried to steal a crate of milk then made off in his float in the early hours.
Officers are investigating the robbery in Stanground where the milkman was assaulted and are appealing to the public for information.
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, saw three men acting suspiciously or the milk float between Belsay Drive, Stanground, and Eye to get in touch.”
The victim, a man in his 50s, noticed a group of three young men close to his float in Belsay Drive, Stanground at about 3.45am this morning (August 1).
One of the men tried to steal a crate of milk and when challenged assaulted the milkman.
Following the assault the three young men stole his milk float and left the area.
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The vehicle was later recovered in Eye.
The victim’s wallet and a crate of milk were stolen. A number of milk bottles were 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.