TWO men have been charged with robbery after a deliver driver was assaulted and his van was taken last week.

Stuart Wilson, of Ashfield Avenue, Hindley Green and Kevin Clark, of Brookdale Road, Hindley have been charged in connection with a robbery in West Derby, Merseyside on Tuesday, December 3.

At around 11am, a delivery driver in a Renault Trafic van was on Hampton Court Road.

As he got out of the vehicle, he was assaulted, resulting in minor head and facial injuries, and his van was driven off at speed.

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The van was tracked and found on Bolton Road in Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Two men were seen running across a farmers field and were arrested by officers after a foot chase.

Wilson, 24, and Clark, 28, have been conditionally bailed to appear for trial at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday, January 2.