Tuesday 25 September 2018

WATCH: Shocking moment stolen van is driven into pedestrian in 'targeted attack'

Kim Pilling

A pedestrian suffered "nasty injuries" when a stolen van was driven at him in a "targeted attack", police have said.

The 29-year-old victim needed surgery for his injuries after the incident in Blackburn, Lancashire, last month.

He was walking in Old Bank Lane with a woman when two men got out of a white Citroen Berlingo and assaulted him at about 2.15pm on Thursday May 24.

The offenders then returned to the vehicle and ploughed into the man as they drove away.

The Berlingo has since been recovered and returned to its owner.

Detectives are now trying to identify the attackers or anyone who saw the van - registration number LB65 FMA - around the time of the incident.

Detective Constable Rubina Akoo, of Lancashire Police, said: "This was a targeted attack which happened in broad daylight.

"The CCTV clearly shows the victim being thrown in the air and he suffered some nasty injuries which required surgery.

"We would urge anyone who saw the incident or who has any information which may help to identify the attackers to get in touch."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference ED1811082 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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