Milkman loses two front teeth as milk float is hijacked

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A milkman lost two teeth when he was attacked and had his milk float hijacked.

The attacker, who was with two other men, also stole the victim's wallet and damaged a number of bottles, Cambridgeshire Police said.

The milkman, aged in his 50s, was attacked while working his round in Belsay Drive, Stanground, Peterborough at around 3.45am on Tuesday.

He noticed a group of three men near to his float. One attempted to steal a crate of milk and when challenged he assaulted the milkman.

The three men then stole the milk float, which was recovered around six miles away in Eye.

The victim, who has not been named by Cambridgeshire Police, received hospital treatment following the incident and has since been discharged.

Detective Sergeant Tom Rowe said: "This was a particularly nasty unprovoked attack on a milkman innocently working his round.

"I'd urge anyone with information about this incident, saw three men acting suspiciously or the milk float between Belsay Drive and Eye to get in touch."

The man who assaulted the milkman is described as white, aged 16 to 20, 5ft 10ins tall and with short brown hair.

The other two men are described as white and aged 16 to 20.