Delivery driver threatened by two men holding a gun and iron bar in Appley Bridge

A man had completed a takeaway delivery in Appley Bridge when he was threatened by two men holding weapons.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 5:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 5:26 pm

Lancashire Police were called at 6.44pm on Sunday (December 15) to reports of a man being threatened by two men holding a gun and an iron bar on Finch Lane.

As the victim left his vehicle, a blue Ford Fiesta, he was approached by another man in a black Saab Estate who took a small amount of money from his hand.

The Saab then drove off, with the two offenders leaving in the victim’s car.

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Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log number 1140 of December 15. (Credit: JPress)
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log number 1140 of December 15. (Credit: JPress)

The victim was not hurt.

The Fiesta was later found by police in a car park in Shevington.

Nobody has been arrested at this stage. Enquires are ongoing.

DC Danny Gardner of Ormskirk Police said: “We would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious to get in touch.

“We are particularly keen to know if anyone has seen the two vehicles described between 18:44 and 19:10 hours on Sunday. If you have any information at all, no matter how small, please pick up the phone.”

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