Police investigating an assault on a 26-year-old man from Selby are requesting the public’s assistance to help them trace the movements of a distinctive black Ford Transit van.
At approximately 10pm on Wednesday 31 January 2018, the victim was driving a black Ford Transit van with two white stripes on the bonnet and grey bumpers, and was travelling from York towards Selby.
The driver pulled over to take a break in a layby on the A19 between Riccall and Barlby, where he was assaulted and the van taken. He sustained minor injuries due to the assault.
The van was later seen on the A1 in West Yorkshire the early hours of Thursday 1 February 2018. It was in the Pontefract area at around 2.20am, and near to Monk Fryston shortly before 3.30am.
The vehicle was located around 9am Thursday 1 February 2018, some miles away in Barlow near Selby.
Police would like to speak to anyone who saw the distinctive van being driven between the hours of 10pm on Wednesday 31 January 2018 and 9am Thursday 1 February 2018.
Please contact the York Serious Crime Team on 01609 643279 or contact police on 101, select option 1 and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference 12180018379.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.