Man who tried to help '˜broken down' motorists knocked unconscious and robbed

A good Samaritan who pulled over to offer help to a broken down motorist ended up the victim of a robbery in Graveley on Friday afternoon (April 15).

Monday, 18th April 2016, 5:13 pm
Updated Monday, 18th April 2016, 6:20 pm
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The victim, a man in his 30s, was driving along Toseland Road, towards Toseland, in a silver Honda Civic at about 1pm when he saw a broken down vehicle at the side of the road.

He described it as being parked up on the verge with its bonnet up, so he pulled up alongside it and asked the two men with it if he could help them.

Detective Constable Tom Nuttall said: “The next thing the victim recalled was waking up on the ground next to his car, soaking wet from the waist down and suffering a terrible headache.

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“He noticed his mobile phone, laptop, cigarettes and money were missing, so drove to St Neots Police Station to report the incident to us.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw the two cars parked up on the side of Toseland Road, at the bend, between about 1pm and 1.30pm on Friday.”

The victim was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon as a precautionary measure due to the apparent head injury, he was released later that night.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.