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Police hope newly-released CCTV may help identify violent robbers as victim says "I want justice"

Humberside Police have issued a fresh appeal for help in identifying three violent burglars who left a Scunthorpe man with life-changing injuries.

The 42-year-old was attacked and robbed by men at premises in Stockshill Road on April 16 2018.

Detectives say they have carried out "extensive enquiries" since then, but despite making a number of arrests they have been unable to charge anyone.

They said they hope CCTV of the assault will help someone recognise those involved.

The victim, whose identity remains secret in order to protect his safety, said he stills suffers flashbacks of the attack.

“I just want justice. I don’t know who did it and I don’t care what their reason was. I just want justice.

“What happened that night still affects me. I suffer from flashbacks and depression and I am constantly looking over my shoulder.

“It’s had a huge impact on me, my life and my livelihood. I lost my sight in my right eye and I was in pot for 11 months because of injuries to my arm.

“I just want them locked up for my own peace of mind.”

– Victim statement

Four men, aged 46, 31, 33 and 62 have been arrested in connection with the incident and released under investigation.

Two further men arrested in connection with the incident have been released without charge.

One of the three men is seen approaching the rear of the vehicle Credit: Humberside Police
A man is seen coming around the back of the van Credit: Humberside Police
One of the suspects is seen wearing black gloves and glasses Credit: Humberside Police

The detective leading the investigation described the incident as "particularly nasty".

“This was a particularly nasty assault and while these kind of incidents are rare, we know the impact it they can have on victims and the wider community, which is why we are determined to do all we can to find those responsible.

“We have already made six arrests and it remains very much an active investigation.

“Through our enquiries so far, we believe that those involved in the incident may have links to both the Lincoln area and potentially to Devon and Cornwall.

"We’re hopeful that by releasing the CCTV of the attack we may reach people who have not previously seen our appeals."

– Detective Inspector Kerry Bull

Anyone with information should ring 101, quoting incident number 16/43406/18.