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In what can only be described as a shocking incident, a delivery van driving in Guildford was hijacked late in the afternoon this past Wednesday (May 28). News reports say the attack occurred near the Cathedral Hill Industrial Estate at about 16:45. No one was injured in the incident.

According to reports, the delivery driver told police he was heading out of the estate in his Mercedes van when another van pulled directly in front of him. Once stopped, four men jumped out of the second van and immediately began issuing threats. One of the men jumped into the delivery van and drove it to the Ladymead Retail Park, where it was emptied of its parcels. The thieves got away with jewellery and other items.

The driver gave Surrey police a description of the four thieves. The police are now asking for help from any witnesses who might have information about the incident. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

An Unfortunate Incident

We are more than disappointed to hear of this unfortunate incident in Guildford. We are happy to know that the driver was not harmed in any way. It certainly could have been much worse had the thieves decided they did not want witnesses to the crime. Any harm being caused to the driver would have made the situation truly tragic.

Unfortunately, no amount of van driver training could have prepared this man for what he encountered. These types of crimes occur without any warning or reasonable explanation. The best we can do is train drivers to always be on their guard, no matter where they are or what time it is. Vigilance is one of the best ways to remain safe.

Train with Us

If you are interested in a career as a van driver, we want you to know that what happened in Guildford is not a normal part of the daily routine. Almost all commercial drivers will complete their entire careers without ever encountering such an incident. Commercial driving is a relatively safe career offering good pay, stability, and excellent working conditions.

As a van driver you could transport parcels, office supplies, construction supplies, flowers, food or just about anything else. Van drivers are the backbone of local delivery to cities and towns all across the UK. The work is especially inviting to those who like to be out and about without having to travel across the UK on a regular basis.

The HGV Training Centre would be more than happy to provide you with the van driver training you need to find work. You only need a full car licence to get started. Our training programmes are considered among the best in the business thanks to our professional staff and proven training strategy. We offer complete training for nearly all classes of commercial vehicles, including vans, lorries, tipper trucks, coaches, and buses. Do not hesitate to call us for more information about earning your commercial licence. We will get you started right away.


BBC – https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-surrey-27627889


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