Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident when a lorry driver was robbed and assaulted in a layby near Newport Pagnell.

The incident happened at around 2am on Saturday (9/3). The victim was a 46-year-old man, who was in his lorry and parked in a layby on the A422 H3 Monks Way between the Landrover roundabout and Willen Road roundabout.

A group of around seven men then dragged him from the vehicle’s cab and assaulted him. They then cut open the curtain of the lorry and took the goods from inside and loaded them into a white van.

The offenders drove off in the direction of Chicheley Hill.

The victim suffered a broken leg and is currently being treated in hospital.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Serena Bellis said, “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please come forward. We would also urge anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the incident to contact us.

“If you have any information, please get in touch by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting ‘43190072950’ or make a report online.

“Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”