Tesco delivery driver throttled in attack near Essex primary school

A Tesco delivery driver was throttled by a man who then attempted to rob his van near a primary school on a quiet Southend road earlier this month. On May 3 between 9pm and 9.20pm, police say a man approached a Tesco delivery driver in Lancaster Gardens before restraining the driver around his neck.

The attacker possibly had an "implement", the police have also said. He then demanded the keys to the van. But the driver was able to defend himself, and drove away with his van.

The attacker has been described as wearing a hoodie, and possibly a mask or scarf that covered most of his face. The police are now appealing for information about this incident.

Police are asking residents along the road where the incident happened to check their CCTV and ring doorbell footage to see if any males were caught on camera at the time of the incident. Use the investigation reference number 42/79816/23 to ensure your information goes straight to the correct officers.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: “Anyone with information or relevant footage can get in touch by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm. Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

“Alternatively you can call us on 101. Please quote reference number 42/79816/23. In an emergency always call 999. If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.”


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