Last updated: Friday, 7th February 2020, 11:24
Clifton on Teme farmer Phil Richards was violently attacked by four masked men on 6th February when he attempted to stop them stealing diesel from Highfields Farm in Hope Lane late at night. The four men, believed to be foreign, attacked Phil with bolt cutters when he blocked their escape with his Land Rover.
Son James said his father was badly bruised and shaken after the incident. “They smashed our Land Rover up and hurt my Dad,” he added. The four men were travelling in a black BMW car, registration PO66WDD.
Three years ago a JCB 53070 Telescopic Handler with bale squeeze on the front was stolen from the rickyard at the same farm. Anyone with information please call Phil Richards: 853681 or 101