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Police hunt armed robbers after man attacked

Police in Essex are hunting armed robbers who attacked a man in Basildon and stole more than £10,000 in cash.

Police were called to the Burnt Mills industrial estate just before 8am on Wednesday following reports that four masked and armed men had attacked the driver of a recovery truck.

The driver had stopped his vehicle to deal with a broken down car when he was threatened with a firearm and robbed of a five-figure sum of cash. He was also assaulted by a man armed with an iron bar and suffered a broken collarbone.

The injured man who is 34 and from the Pitsea area was taken to Basildon Hospital.