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Two arrested in connection with robbery of car which hit owner
Saturday 16th February 2019 @ 12:26 by Lee Wild

A man and a woman have been arrested after a man was hit by his own car during an attempted robbery in Ashton yesterday.

Yesterday [Friday 15 February 2019] evening a 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 45-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They remain in custody for questioning.

The 63-year-old man hurt in the incident remains in hospital in a critical condition.

It happened just after 7:20am on Friday morning when the victim saw his red Citroen C1 being driven away on Rushmere.

He chased the car around the corner onto Nook Lane where it hit him. The car failed to stop, leaving him lying in the road.

A short time later, a red Citroen C1 – believed to be the car that was involved in this incident – was located by officers on Parry Walk off Diamond Street.

Several roads were closed including St Christopher’s Road, Nook Lane and Hampson Place. They have since reopened.

Detective Inspector Benjamin Cottam, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “The man remains in a critical condition in hospital, and my thoughts are with him and his family at this truly awful time.

“Although we now have two people in custody, this investigation is very much ongoing and I would urge anyone with information to please come forward to police if you haven’t done so already.

“I’d like to appeal to anyone who saw the red Citroen C1 in the area at the time, or anyone with dashcam footage, to please get in touch with us as soon as you possibly can.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 9289 or 101 quoting incident number 363 of 15/02/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.