Driving home up the east coast of Italy as the sun set gently last night at 8.30pm, I was suddenly forced to exit the A1 motorway at Valsamoggia, about 100 miles from my destination.

My wife and I didn’t know what had happened until about 30 minutes later when we eagerly read the first reports. We expected something bad…

But it was unimaginable.

Armed robbery

An armoured truck carrying cash and valuables was reportedly assaulted by a group of nine bandits, who tried to ...

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