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Yobs attack delivery vans in Redhill and Reigate
11:32am Monday 15th October 2012 in Local News
Two supermarket delivery van drivers were injured in separate night-time attacks on their vehicles by yobs in Redhill and Reigate.
Police are appealing for witnesses or people with information to come forward after the attacks on the Sainsbury's vans – one of which saw a projectile lobbed through one of the vehicles' windows.
The first incident happened on Coopers Hill in Redhill when an object was hurled through the window of the delivery vehicle.
A police spokesman said the attack resulted in the driver suffering a minor injury.
The second attack happened in Sandcross Lane, Reigate, when a man, his face hidden by a scarf, stood in front of the delivery van, obstructing it.
He then tried to get into the van by opening the driver's door.
Police said another man then appeared and also tried to get into the van.
A Surrey Police spokesman said: “The driver again suffered minor injuries and slight damage was also caused to the vehicle.
“The men were wearing dark clothing and scarves around their faces, with only their eyes visible.”
Both attacks happened at around 7.30pm – the first on Friday, September 28, and the second on Wednesday, October 3.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Portia Andrews, said: "Surrey Police will simply not tolerate such mindless acts of anti-social and aggressive behaviour towards members of the public going about their day-to-day business.” She said: "I am appealing to anyone with information on either incident to contact Surrey Police as we need to find those responsible and bring them to justice.”
Anyone with information on either incident is urged to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference RB/12/8141, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.