Woman punched in the face as man steals her car

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 15 July 2019

A woman has been left ‘shaken’ after she was assaulted by a man in Tameside last Wednesday afternoon (10th July) who would then steal her car before crashing it a short time later.

It was at around 12.40pm when the woman, believed to be in her 40s, was threatened by a man on Beeches End in Hyde who then demanded her car keys.

The offender grabbed and punched the woman before driving off in her car.

The vehicle, a black Range Rover Evoque, later crashed half a mile away on Cartwright Street and the offender ran away from the scene.   

He is described as aged around 20-years-old, 5ft 7ins to 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build with black hair which is shaven at the sides and blue eyes.

Detective Constable Chris Oldham, from Greater Manchester Police’s Tameside District, said: “The woman was left understandably shaken by the assault and it is only by good fortune that she was not more seriously injured.

“If you saw her being threatened and assaulted on Beeches End, saw the black Range Rover Evoque being driven away or witnessed it crashing on nearby Cartwright Street, please get in touch and help us catch the person responsible.”      

Anyone who has any information should call police on 0161 856 9262 quoting incident number 1556 of 10/07/19. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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