A man is fighting for his life after thieves stole his car and then ran him down in Ashton-under-Lyne this morning

The 63-year-old man has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries.

The victim saw his car – a red Citroen C1, registration number MV18 OSB – being driven away on Rushmere. He tried to run after his car before it struck him on Nook Lane.

The offenders failed to stop and fled the scene. Police have since recovered the car on Parry Walk, off Diamond Street in Ashton-under-Lyne.

A scene is in place and Nook Lane is currently closed at the junction with Hampson Place. St Christopher’s Road is also closed whilst investigative work is carried out.

Specialist officers are in attendance and are conducting an area search to locate the offenders.

Detective Inspector Ian Harratt, of GMP’s Tameside district, said: “A man is now fighting for his life as a result of this incident and we have deployed several resources to the area who are working to locate those involved.

“I would also urge any witnesses or anyone with information or dash-cam footage to get in touch as soon as possible so that we can find those responsible for this horrific incident.”


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