Arrests after delivery driver robbed in Fordingbridge street

TWO people have been arrested after a delivery driver was robbed in Fordingbridge.

The incident happened in Beechwood at just after 2pm on Monday afternoon (August 21), Hampshire Police said, as the driver made a delivery.

He was approached by two people who are alleged to have pushed him to the ground before stealing four packages and fleeing the area in a vehicle.

“Officers were deployed after the vehicle was located travelling along the M3 towards Junction 12 (Eastleigh),” a police spokesperson said.

“They successfully stopped the vehicle safely.

“One of the men attempted to flee the scene but Taser was drawn and deployed by officers to ensure he was detained safely. While the other man was arrested inside the vehicle.”

A 33-year-old man from Harlow, Essex, and a 39-year-old man from Lewisham, London, were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

They remain in police custody.