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Delivery driver injured as van stolen in Otford

Witnesses are being sought by officers investigating the theft of a van in Otford which left a parcel delivery driver suffering injuries.

At around 11.15am on Tuesday 13 August 2019 the victim had parked his white Ford Transit van in the vicinity of Pilgrims Way West.

As he was at the door of a property he heard someone starting the engine to the vehicle.

Dragged

He ran to the driver’s side and attempted to cling onto a door. It is then alleged that the victim, aged in his 60s, was dragged for around 200 metres as the van was driven from the scene, before he fell into the side of the road.

The man was taken by ambulance to hospital and is not believed to have suffered any serious injuries.

An investigation is ongoing and the van was later recovered by officers in the Borough Green area.

Witnesses and dash cam sought

Anyone with information is asked to call the west Kent appeals line on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/156015/19.

Motorists in the area are also urged to check dash cams for any footage of the van, which had a registration starting EK67.

If you prefer to remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org
 

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