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Man hit with metal pole during Lambourn robbery

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A man was hit over the head with a metal pole during a robbery in Lambourn.

At around 4.15pm on Tuesday, the victim – a man in his fifties – was returning to his van that he had parked in Ashdown car park when he noticed that a white Ford Fiesta van had parked in front of his van, blocking it.

The victim approached the open door of the Fiesta and saw a man with tools that he believed had come from his van and spoke to the man.

The victim needed hospital treatment following the incident.
The victim needed hospital treatment following the incident.

The man swung a metal pole at the victim which the victim blocked with his hand,

The offender then hit the victim over the head with the pole.

The offender got into the Fiesta and drove away.

The victim sustained cuts and bruising to his face which needed hospital treatment. He has since been discharged.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses.

The offender is described as a white man, approximately 5ft 6ins tall, stocky, wearing a red bobble hat and blue jacket.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Richard Whitcombe, based at Abingdon police station, said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please come forward.

“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43210495370.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”

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