Do you recognise these hammer-wielding attackers?

Date published: 31 December 2018

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Police have released CCTV footage after a cash-in-transit driver was attacked by hammer-wielding robbers.

The incident occurred outside Home Bargains, Ashton New Road, Clayton shortly after 2.20pm on Monday, December 3, 2018.

After returning from the store to his delivery vehicle, the driver was hit over the head by two offenders carrying a claw hammer and a lump hammer.

The offenders escaped in a grey Audi A3 towards Ashton with a quantity of cash.

Thankfully, the driver was wearing protective clothing and escaped uninjured.

Detectives investigating the crime have released CCTV footage and are appealing for the public’s help to trace the offenders.

Detective Constable Jamie Heaton of GMP’s City of Manchester Division said: “This was a shocking and brazen attack on a man in broad daylight.

“Had he not been wearing safety clothing and a helmet, the consequences could have been much more severe.

“Thankfully, the man was uninjured, but the psychological impact of crimes such as this should not be underestimated.

“Do you recognise the attackers in this footage or have any information that can assist our enquiries?

“Perhaps you saw a car matching the description in the vicinity shortly before or after the incident.

“Even the smallest piece of information can often help police solve crimes like this.

“If you know something – please get in touch immediately.”

Information can be left with police on 0161 856 3243 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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GMP have released this cctv footage of the Clayton attack