It's been quite a week for Briscoe's Dairy Man – Rob – after last week assisting a stranded motorist, this week he has become the victim of a vicious attack.
Rob, was stabbed on Eaton Lane Tarporley at 4:45 on Friday morning (31st January) by 2 male youths about 15/16 years old who had asked for a lift to Tiverton.
Cheshire Police have launched an appeal for any information that could identify the culprits. In a statement a spokeswoman for the force said: "Just before 5am today (Friday 31 January) officers were called following reports of a man being stabbed on Eaton Lane, Tarporley.
"It is believed that two males attempted to steal some milk before the incident.
"The man is believed to have minor injuries.
"Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting IML 625126."
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Briscoes Dairy said on their Facebook Page...
"People of Tarporley and local villages please share the hell out of this.
This morning at approximately 4.45am our milkman Rob was approached by 2 youths about 15/16 years old, both males on Eaton Lane, Tarporley just up from the junction with Cobblers Cross. They asked him for a lift and tried to steal goods off the back of his float, but when he refused 1 of the youths has stabbed Rob in the stomach then made off on foot. They were asking for a lift to Tiverton, so obviously local.
This is someone's son, someone's brother and someone will know who has done this and they need to be caught and punished, as no one should ever have to go through what Rob did this morning.
Rob has a nasty wound to the stomach but he is ok and even wanted to finish off his round.
Let's get this scum caught and off the streets."