Boy, 14, is arrested after takeaway driver was left fighting for his life when he was hit by his own car as it was ‘stolen during delivery’
- Victim was delivering takeaway food to house in Romiley, Stockport, on Friday
- Suspects are believed to have jumped into the car, which the victim tried to stop
- He is said to have suffered serious head injuries and investigation is still ongoing
- Police have since arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the investigation
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested following a violent carjacking which left a delivery driver fighting for his life in hospital.
The teen remains in custody on suspicion of robbery following the incident in Stockport on Friday.
Detectives believe there were other people involved and are urging eyewitnesses to come forward.
Police were called at 9pm to the junction of Lyme Grove and Hazel Avenue in Romiley following reports of a crash.
Officers believe a car was taken from a delivery driver and that the car crashed into the victim shortly afterwards.
Police are investigating after a man was left seriously injured during a robbery. It’s understood that as the victim was delivering food in Stockport, pictured, suspects jumped into his car
The victim, a man in his 50s, remains in hospital in a critical condition.
Detectives are continuing to hunt for a silver Mercedes which they believe was stolen.
Eyewitnesses spoke of their shock following the incident.
David Speed, 42, says the victim was delivering an Indian meal to his home when he saw his vehicle being taken.
Mr Speed told the Manchester Evening News that he heard the doorbell ring at the home on Hazel Avenue in Romiley before he heard the victim shout ‘no, no, no’.
The victim ran to his car and tried to stop the thieves by clinging to the passenger window.
A witness said five or six police cars arrived at the street, pictured, and an investigation is ongoing. Greater Manchester Police have issued an urgent appeal for witnesses
Mr Speed, a builder, said: ‘I saw him running to the passenger door. He must have had the window open.
‘He grabbed hold of the car and the car reversed a little. Then it pulled out and sped off with him holding onto it.
‘They then sped off, leaving the victim in the middle of the road.’
Mr Speed said he grabbed some clothes and ran downstairs to help.
Neighbours were out on the street helping the man who was seriously injured, with a woman holding him.
He said: ‘I phoned the takeaway company and got his registration. They phoned his son.
‘He was bleeding everywhere. It was just horrible. I was just disgusted someone would do that.’
Det Insp Charlotte Whalley, of GMP’s Stockport district, said: ‘This was a horrific ordeal that has rocked the community and has left the delivery driver fighting for his life in hospital.
‘At this stage, it is thought there were others involved in the incident and we’re currently carrying out a number of lines of enquiry to trace those believed to be responsible.
‘We’re continuing to ask the public to come forward with any information that may assist us – even the smallest bit of information can prove vital.
‘Anyone who may have seen a silver Mercedes in the area at the time or may have seen it in suspicious circumstances since is asked to get in touch – this vehicle could prove vital in our investigation.
‘We’re also keen for anyone with any CCTV or dash-cam footage to get in touch.’
Anyone with information is asked to call 0161 856 9821 or 0161 856 9790 quoting log number 2499 of 08/01/2021.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.