Manchester

Security driver stabbed in arm at Rochdale bank

A security driver was stabbed in the arm during a cash-in-transit robbery in Greater Manchester.

The 53-year-old G4S driver was collecting money from the NatWest Bank in Market Place, Heywood, when two men ran in and attacked him.

They then escaped empty-handed. Police are appealing to witnesses to the attack, which happened at about 14:40 GMT on Tuesday.

Anyone with information is urged to contact them.

Det Con Janice Cruttwell from Rochdale CID said: "This is a serious attack and we know at this time the area around Market Place and Hind Hill Street was exceptionally busy, both with vehicles and pedestrians.

"I would urge anyone who was in the area to come forward and speak to us.

"Obviously the men were not scared of using a weapon and I would urge any members of the public thinking of tackling them to contact police as soon as possible."

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