A manhunt has been launched after Park and Ride staff in High Wycombe were attacked by burglars, leaving one in hospital with serious injuries.

It comes after machinery was stolen from a depot at the Handy Cross Park and Ride between 10.45am and 11.15am on Wednesday (June 9).

Following the burglary, three thugs attacked Park and Ride staff who had challenged them.

One of the victims, a man, suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital.

The other victim suffered a head injury. He was treated at hospital but has since been discharged, police confirmed.

The burglars fled the scene in a white Citroen van.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Lucy Berry said: “These are serious offences, during which two men were injured while trying to stop the offenders from getting away with thousands of pounds worth of machinery.

“I am appealing to anyone who has any information in relation to these offences, has seen anything suspicious around the Handy Cross Park and Ride on Wednesday morning, or has dashcam footage from the area to contact the force.

“You can contact us by calling 101, or visiting our website, quoting investigation reference number 43210251328. Alternatively, you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”