White van pair attack and rob female trucker

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A FEMALE lorry driver has been attacked and robbed after being flagged down by a passing vehicle in North Yorkshire.

The 40-year-old victim was stopped on the B1248 between North Grimston and Wharram le Street, Malton, as she left a nearby scrap yard.

Two men in a small white van overtook her and indicated there was something wrong with her vehicle.

When she pulled over to examine her lorry, the van, which had turned round and made its way back to where she had stopped, pulled up in front of her.

The men got out of the van and one assaulted her while the other man stole her possessions.

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery, which happened at 3.20pm on Thursday, to call 101.