Tuesday 18 January 2022
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Man beaten with a metal pole in robbery after stranger asked for a lift

A man has had his head glued together after being beaten with a pole when he refused to give a stranger a lift.

The victim had just parked his car in Godfreys Court, Worksop, when he was approached by an unknown man asking for a lift at around 6.55pm on 27 November.

After being refused the suspect then allegedly became violent as the victim attempted to close the door to his address to get away.

The suspect then followed the victim inside and hit him around the head with a metal pole, smashed his phone and demanded his bank card, pin number and car keys.

The man then fled the address before driving away at speed in the victim’s blue Vauxhall Mokka.

The victim was taken to hospital and left with a bruised and swollen eye and a cut to the top of his forehead.

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Officers are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward to help them piece together what happened and trace the suspect and stolen vehicle.

Detective Constable Chloe Baugh, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a nasty and scary incident for the victim and resulted in him having to seek hospital attention.

“We are now appealing for anyone who may have any information or CCTV footage to get in touch with the police to help us with our investigation.

“If anyone has any information on what happened and has not already spoken to officers, we would like to hear from them as soon as possible to help trace the suspect and the stolen car.”

Anyone with any information, CCTV or dash-cam footage is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 635 of 27 November 2021.



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