Caught on CCTV - the moment a women is stabbed

Date published: 02 February 2009

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CCTV footage has been released showing the moment a woman is stabbed in the car park at Sainsbury’s in Union Street.

It captures the terrifying attack — the second stabbing at an Oldham supermarket in a week — which happened as the 29-year-old was walking to her car at 8.20pm last Tuesday.

A man wearing a grey hoodie gets out of the front passenger seat of a silver Ford Fiesta — registration number EZ08 XHK — and demands that she hands over her bag and keys. When she refuses, he stabs her twice in the leg as three other men in the car watch.

The footage shows the victim running away as the man gets into the Fiesta, which was found abandoned by police minutes later in Glodwick.

All of the men were Asian and police are not ruling out a link with a stabbing a week earlier at Tesco, Westwood. In that attack a 50-year-old man who was waiting in his car for his wife was knifed after three Asian men demanded his car keys, mobile and money.

Speaking after the latest incident, Det Con Rob Kennedy said: “This was a horrific attack. The victim was attacked so violently and so quickly that we are treating the offender and his cohorts as dangerous men.

“We have several lines of inquiry to follow. If you know anything about this attack, please call us and we will treat it in the strictest of confidence.”

People with information should call Oldham CID on 0161-856 8951 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.