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Police seek silver 4×4 getaway car after neighbour attacked while foiling burglary in Cheltenham – Gloucestershire Live

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A man who disturbed masked raiders who were attempting to burgle a house in Cheltenham on Tuesday night had to be taken to hospital after being attacked.

One of the would-be burglars injured the brave neighbour after he disturbed them at the house in Cold Pool Lane, in Up Hatherley, shortly before 8.45pm last night.

The offenders were described as being a group of four men who were wearing hats and had scarves round their faces.

They drove off in a silver 4×4 and headed off along Up Hatherley Way in the direction of Shurdington Road.


Police near the scene of the incident in Cold Pool Lane

Residents living along Up Hatherley Way heard the sound of a fast car shortly afterwards.

The injured man was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital by the Ambulance Service for his injuries to be assessed.

Officers are asking anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area to please call 101 quoting incident 440 of 10 September.

Alternatively information can be submitted via this online form.

Speaking at the scene of the incident last night, the neighbour said of his actions in disturbing the raiders: “That’s what neighbours are for.”

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