Fresh appeal over Sheffield car theft incident after vehicle is recovered

Date published: 06 January 2022 11:37
Dated: 06 January 2022 11:36:26

Detectives are re-appealing for witnesses to an incident where a man was dragged along the carriageway while trying to stop another man taking his car in Sheffield on Tuesday (4 January) afternoon.

Officers were called to Handsworth Road in Handsworth at around 2pm to reports of a collision between a black Volkswagen Golf and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a man in his fifties, had left his car while entering a shop. An unknown man then reportedly entered the Golf and tried to drive off with it. Upon trying to stop him, the pedestrian has been dragged along the carriageway and suffered serious injuries.

The fresh appeal comes as the Golf was discovered by officers while searching Glenholme Way and Ravenscroft Avenue in Richmond.

Acting DS Lee Freeman, leading the investigation said: “We were conducting enquiries in and around this location when the Golf taken during this incident was located. Enquiries are now continuing to locate the man who took it.

“The victim was seriously injured during this violent episode. I am keen to speak to any witnesses who saw the incident, saw the vehicle’s movements after it was stolen and fled down Fitzalan Road, witnessed the vehicle being abandoned or those who have any information that would assist this investigation.”

At this time, the victim remains in hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Anyone with information which could assist with our enquiries is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 383 of 4 January.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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