Armed raiders attack car owner
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Motorist attacked in attempted car-jacking in Shirley

Two masked men armed with metal poles attacked a motorist in an attempted car-jacking.

CCTV footage of the moment the 43-year-old was set upon in Shirley, West Midlands, on Friday, has been released.

The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "I was fearing for my life because after I thought I'd fended them off, they came back for a second time."

The victim has been left so shaken he has decided to sell his car.

"The risk now is too great, particularly for my family," he said. "It's clearly been targeted and my family will come first."

Officers believe the same men attacked another man at Costa Coffee in Friars Gate, Shirley earlier that day. The suspects fled in a blue VW Golf with the registration plate BD57 ULH. The vehicle is believed to be using stolen plates.

  • 27 Sep 2017