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Delivery driver struck with hammer during car-jacking outside Leigh takeaway
4:13pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A DELIVERY driver was struck on the head with a hammer during a car-jacking in Leigh.
The 44-year-old victim was left with a head injury and forced to spend several days in hospital following the attack outside the New Good Food takeaway on Westleigh Lane.
He was loading food into his silver Honda CRV at about 11.30pm on August 24 for a delivery when he was approached from behind by the offender and dragged out of the car.
Detective Constable Alison Wallwork said: "The man we are looking for is a violent offender who attacked this man with a weapon, leaving him with a nasty head injury.”
The offender demanded the car keys and after a struggle, struck the victim on the forehead with a weapon believed to be a hammer.
The thief then drove off in the car along Westleigh Lane towards Atherleigh Way and the stolen car was later found abandoned on Croydon Avenue in Leigh.
The offender is described as white, in his early 20s, about 5ft 7in tall and wearing dark clothing and it is believed he is local to the area.
DC Wallwork said: "I am appealling to anyone who thinks they know the identity of the offender, or has information about this incident, to call us.
"We would also like to hear from anyone who has information about the whereabouts of the stolen Honda after it was taken and before it was abandoned the following afternoon."
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 7292 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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