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Delivery driver is left injured by her own stolen van

The following article was taken from the Greater Manchester Police website. The original article can be read at the following link:

www.gmp.police.uk/live/Nhoodv3.nsf/TriageWebsitePages/0F0B6C881655FE34802583B8005557AB?OpenDocument

Police are appealing for witnesses after a delivery driver was robbed and hit by her own van in Worsley Hall, Wigan.

At around 12pm today, Saturday 9 March 2019, police received a call to say that a delivery driver had been robbed and the offender had collided with her as he made off on Crabtree Road in Worsley Hall.

The woman, aged 45, was taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

Eyewitnesses have described seeing a man, aged in his 30s, wearing a black waterproof jacket, light coloured baggy jeans and work boots, getting into the van as the woman got out to make a delivery.

The man then made off in the blue Vauxhall Aglia Expression van in the direction of Sherwood Drive, colliding with the woman in the process.

The registration number for the van is BD05 CUX.

Detective Sergeant Chris Broad from GMP’s Wigan Borough said: “This was a terrifying robbery which has left the victim requiring hospital treatment, my thoughts are with her, I hope she is able to make a swift recovery.

“This robbery happened today in broad daylight, so I’m hoping someone may be able to help us quickly find the man before he can do any further damage.

“Anyone who witnessed the robbery, or has seen a van matching this description in the area should get in touch. The man has proved already that he has no regard for anyone else and we therefore need to find him as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 7967 alternatively call 101 quoting the reference number 929 of 09/03/19 or call Crimestppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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