Mum knocked over by fleeing thieves’ van

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A woman who confronted two thieves stealing from her husband’s van was knocked to the ground as they sped away from the scene.

Miriam Greenslade returned home to High Street, Pointon, to find a white Ford Transit van parked on her driveway in front of her husband Paul’s van.

Two men were taking tools from the van and putting them in the Transit van.

Miriam leapt from her car and asked what they were doing.

The thieves jumped in their van and drove away, clipping Miriam and knocking her over.

Miriam (28), who was left with bruises on her leg and an aching neck and shoulder, said: “I was shocked, shaken-up and really angry.

“I couldn’t believe they were just there stealing stuff from my husband’s van in broad daylight.

“We’ve got lots of work going on at our house and initially I thought they were builders.

“At first they smiled and waved at me but then when I got out of my car to investigate I saw them taking tools out of the van.

“I shouted ‘what are you doing’ and then they realised I lived at the house.

“When they pulled out onto the road they nearly crashed into a minibus.”

Miriam’s three-year-old son Isaac was asleep in the car during the incident. She has three other children, Olivia (11), Ethan (7) and Esme (14 months).

Miriam said: “Now I feel really unsafe in the house. I keep looking out of the window and jumping at any noises.”

The thieves stole £2,500 worth of tools, which included three nail guns, a leaf blower, a Dewalt grinder, two drills and a steel saw.

They also took Paul’s wallet which contained £250 and a sat nav.

Paul, 27, runs his own roofing company and had to borrow tools from a friend for his next job.

Another set of tools, worth £5,000, were stolen from a van in Victoria Street, Billingborough.

Anyone with information about the incidents should call 101.