Gunpoint carjacking in Failsworth – Appeal

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is appealing for witnesses after a man was carjacked at gun point in Failsworth.

On Tuesday 12 January 2016 around noon, police were called to Ashton Road East, Failsworth to reports of a carjacking.

Having arrived the scene, they established that the victim had agreed to meet with a man to sell him a black Mini Cooper, and both were sat inside the car when the man pulled out a gun and told him to hand over the log book.

The victim was then told to get out of the car as the offender climbed into the driver’s seat and began to drive along Ashton Road East in the direction of Newton Heath.

Whilst the car was driving off, the victim attempted to stop the offender by grabbing onto the near side of the vehicle and was dragged along the road for a short distance resulting in him sustaining cuts and bruises.

He was taken to Royal Oldham Hospital to be treated for his injuries. The offender is described as a white man, with a bald head and a short grey beard. He is reported to have been wearing a black bubble jacket.

“This is a very shocking incident and, as we do with all incidents involving firearms, we are treating this with the utmost seriousness”, Detective Sergeant Darren Grafton of GMP’s Oldham Division said.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen a black Mini Cooper driving suspiciously in the Oldham or north Manchester areas so if you have any information then please contact police”.

TNT News


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