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Two robbers attacked a security guard then stole a cash box in a broad daylight robbery outside a Staffordshire supermarket. The attackers struck just before 10am on Monday morning outside Morrisons supermarket in Milestone Way, Burntwood. A G4S security guard was attacked by two men who then made off in a white Ford CMAX car.
The guard was not injured in the attack and the cash box was discovered close by on a traffic island and had been emptied of its contents.
Morrisons in Burntwood. (Image: Google Maps)
Police say the Ford CMAX, which was stolen over the weekend from the West Midlands area, was found abandoned in nearby Juniper Close. The offenders then made off on foot towards Hawthorne Crescent and are believed to have made their escape in a silver or grey vehicle driven by another suspect. Two men involved in the robbery are described as white, in their late 30s or early 40s and both were wearing dark clothing .
One of the men also wore a high-visibility vest.
A Ford CMAX siilar to the one reported stolen.
Detective Inspector Steve Chadwick said: This robbery appears to have been well planned and took place in broad daylight outside a busy supermarket.
Anyone who witnessed the robbery or has any information that could help with our investigation is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 200 of 6 November .
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A heroic security guard dragged a woman to safety just SECONDS before her car was turned into a gigantic fireball. Brave Adam Sharman, 26, from Stoke, has revealed how he came to the rescue of the woman in Staffordshire last week. The security worker was heading home from his work in a JCB when he came across the two-vehicle crash.
Adam and another passing motorist realised a woman was trapped inside her burning vehicle. Within seconds, the heroic pair managed to open the crumbled door. They pulled the woman out to safety while her vehicle was engulfed in flames.
Adam, of Stoke, said: When I stopped you could see the smoke.
“I got out and there was a smashed up Citreon Saxo.
“I could hear the woman screaming.
“She was stuck behind the steering wheel and the chassis was all crumpled.
“The engine was on fire and we had to bend the car s door frame because it wouldn t open.
The flames started to get bigger so we decided just to take an arm each and kept dragging her back the car then completely went up in flames.
“We took her quite far back but you could still feel the heat.
Police swooped on the scene, along with fire crews and an ambulance. Officers attended Cheadle Road at around 10.15pm on Friday (November 3). The woman was then taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries to her legs.
But Adam believes it could have been a lot worse had he and the other motorist not stopped.
He added: If it was someone I cared about I hope someone would do the same thing.
“I always try to help out.
“I thought to myself afterwards that had we have been there just five minutes later it could have been horrific.
“Luckily we were able to get her out.
Throughout the incident Adam kept his bosses at JCB up-to-date. He said: I was updating work anyway so they knew what was happening but I asked if they could use my GPS location and send all of the emergency services.
They arrived shortly afterwards but by this time it was enough for the car to have up in flames.
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PC Dave Stubbs, from Staffordshire Police, was one of the police officers who attended the crash between the Saxo and a Land Rover. He said: In my view these people saved her life.
“They came across the collision and within seconds sprang into action and pulled her from the car.
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A Pakistani policeman stands guard outside the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium
Sri Lanka’s cricket team arrived in Lahore under heavy security Sunday to play the final Twenty20 of a three-match series, eight years after they were attacked by gunmen there. The team and their officials were taken to a five-star hotel in a bomb-proof bus with hundreds of security guards on the roads and at the resort. International cricket was suspended in Pakistan after the 2009 gun attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore, which left eight people killed and seven visiting players and their staff members injured.
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Sri Lanka – the first major team to visit the country since the incident – will play a Twenty20 match on Sunday evening before flying back to Colombo via Dubai. Several Sri Lankan players and officials, including survivors who came under gunfire in 2009 and their head coach, had opted out of the Twenty20 fixture after some voiced concern about security.
Pakistani soldiers patrol outside the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium ahead of the T20 cricket match against Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka played two Tests, five one-day internationals and the first two Twenty20 matches of the series in the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan’s neutral venue since 2009. In the last eight years Pakistan have only hosted minnows Zimbabwe in 2015, the final of Pakistan Super League and a three-match Twenty20 series against a World XI — comprised of players from seven countries — earlier this year. Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera, appointed captain of the new-look team, said it was great to be back. “It’s nice to be in Pakistan again,” said Perera, who was part of the World XI last month. “We are thankful for a warm welcome and will do our best to entertain the crowd with some good cricket.”
Pakistani soldiers arrive at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium
Sri Lanka’s sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekera and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Thilanga Sumathipala are also on the tour while a two-member security delegation is in Lahore for the last two days to oversee security arrangements.
“We are thankful to the Sri Lankan team for coming to Pakistan and I request the fans to support both the teams during the match,” said Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, whose team also arrived from Dubai early Sunday.
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Heavy security with air surveillance will be in place during the match with fans having to go through various check points and body searches.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hopes a safe tour by Sri Lanka will help them convince the West Indies to visit for three Twenty20 internationals next month.
“It’s a historic moment,” PCB chairman Najam Sethi told AFP on Friday. “With improved security we hope fully-fledged international cricket will return to Pakistan in the next two years.”