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Delivery driver assaulted and robbed in Nottingham

Police arrested a suspect after a delivery driver was knocked to the floor and had his car stolen.

The victim was delivering parcels in The Friary, Nottingham city, at around 1pm on Wednesday (29 November) when he was targeted.

The driver was parked up and getting out of his vehicle with the keys still in the ignition when he was pushed to the floor.

An offender got inside the car and drove away from the scene with the victim’s mobile phone, bank card and the parcels he had been delivering around the city.

Police were alerted and officers on patrol quickly located the stolen vehicle abandoned in Greencroft, Clifton.

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Officers found a suspect outside some garages nearby and also recovered the stolen parcels.

A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in custody.

Detective Sergeant James Hirst, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“This sort of attack on a victim simply going about his daily business and trying to earn a living in the city will always be met with a robust police response.

“Officers on duty yesterday should be commended for quickly tracking down the stolen vehicle, arresting a suspect and recovering the parcels which had been driven away.

“Thankfully, the delivery driver was not seriously injured but we know robberies like this can have a lasting emotional impact on victims which goes beyond physical harm.

“Our investigation remains ongoing and anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 317 of 29 November 2023, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

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