Takeaway driver hit by OWN car when it was stolen as he made delivery
Takeaway driver is left fighting for his life after being knocked down by his OWN car when it was stolen by thieves as he made a delivery
- Victim was delivering food on Hazel Avenue in Romiley, Stockport on January 9
- Suspects are believed to have jumped into the car, which the victim tried to stop
- He is said to have suffered serious head injuries and investigation is still ongoing
A delivery driver is fighting for his life after apparently being run over by thieves who took his car while he was dropping off food.
It’s understood that as the victim was delivering food on Hazel Avenue in Romiley, Stockport, the suspects jumped into his car.
He is said to have suffered serious head injuries after being knocked down as he tried to stop the thieves from making off with his silver Mercedes last night.
It’s understood that as the victim was delivering food on Hazel Avenue in Romiley, Stockport, pictured, the suspects jumped into his car
David Speed, 42, says the victim was delivering an Indian meal to his home when he saw his vehicle being taken.
Mr Speed said the victim ran to his car and tried to stop the thieves by clinging to the passenger window, reports Cheshire Live.
He said the delivery driver ‘grabbed hold of the car’ which then ‘pulled out and sped off with him holding onto it’.
Mr Speed, a builder, added: ‘They then sped off, leaving the victim in the middle of the road.’
Neighbours went out on the street to help the man who was seriously injured, and Mr Speed said: ‘His whole face was a mess, he was bleeding everywhere.
‘It was just horrible. I was just disgusted someone would do that.’
He added that around five or six police cars arrived at the street soon after.
Police have issued an urgent appeal for witnesses and an investigation is ongoing. The stolen car hasn’t been recovered yet.
They say officers were called to a report of a road traffic collision on the junction of Lyme Grove and Hazel Avenue in Romiley, just after 9pm.
A witness said five or six police cars arrived at the street, pictured, and an investigation is ongoing. Greater Manchester Police have issued an urgent appeal for witnesses
Greater Manchester Police said: ‘At this stage, it is believed a vehicle was taken from a man, a delivery driver, during a robbery which was then in collision with the victim shortly afterwards.
‘A man in his 50s was taken to hospital in critical condition where he remains.’
Detective Inspector Charlotte Whalley, of GMP’s Stockport district, said: ‘An investigation is on-going and our officers are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry but would urge the public to come forward with anyone information that may be able to assist us.
‘Anyone who may have seen a silver Mercedes in the area at the time or may have seen it in suspicious circumstances since is asked to get in touch.
‘We’re also keen for anyone with any CCTV or dash-cam footage to get in touch.
‘The smallest piece of information could prove vital and anyone with information can call 0161 856 9821 or 0161 856 9790 quoting log number 2499 of 08/01/2021
‘Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’
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