Lincolnshire van driver threatened with knife

A van driver has been threatened with a knife during an attempted robbery in Lincolnshire.

The incident took place while the Tesco delivery van was parked in a gateway on the B1191 near the village of Martin on Monday evening.

While out of the vehicle, the victim was approached and threatened by a man who said he wanted to take the van.

But when an accomplice said another car was approaching, the suspects fled the scene in a dark coloured Renault Clio.

Local accents

The driver, a 33-year-old man, was shaken but otherwise unhurt.

The suspect was described as white, wearing a dark coloured hunting-style hat with fur lining and ear flaps tied under his chin.

He was also wearing dark-coloured track suit bottoms with two white stripes down the legs. He was approximately 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall and of slim build.

Both he and the accomplice had local accents.

The rear number plate of the Clio was broken or cracked and part of the registration is believed to have been YK51.

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