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Masked robbers on moped mow down delivery driver in broad daylight


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Masked robbers on a moped mowed down a delivery driver in Rotherham in a shocking attack in broad daylight.

The driver was delivering parcels on Alexandra Road, Swallownest at around 2.45pm on Thursday when two unknown men on a moped attempted to steal from him.

South Yorkshire Police say he challenged the robbers, who then repeatedly rammed him with the moped in the ‘nasty’ assault.

The force appealed for information and said ‘this should not be happening on our streets’.

Detective Sergeant Leanne Hearnshaw, investigating, said: “The driver challenged the men but was then assaulted by them and knocked over after the moped was driven at him repeatedly.

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“This was a nasty assault on a man who was simply going about his daily job, this should not be happening on our streets and everyone who witnessed this was left very distressed.

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“The men were described as white, in their early 20s, and they were wearing black clothing and balaclavas. They are believed to have been riding a black moped.

“Our enquiries are progressing, but we’re appealing for anyone who might know these men or has information about what happened to get in touch with us.”

Call police via 101 quoting incident number 552 of 1 April, you can also submit a report via the South Yorkshire Police website.

Written by: Rother Radio News

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