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CCTV shows moment woman is mown down in Biggin Hill van theft

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Media captionThe woman was left with a shattered kneecap and broken ankle after the collision

CCTV footage of the moment a woman was mown down after a thief stole her van has been released in a police appeal.

The 22-year-old delivery driver was left with a shattered kneecap and broken ankle after she was struck in Sunningvale Avenue in Biggin Hill, south east London.

She had left the key in the ignition as she made a delivery at around 13.40 GMT on 21 January.

The thief jumped into the driver's seat and ran her over before driving away.

The woman has had a series of operations due to her injuries and remains unable to work.

Scotland Yard said the white Ford Transit later found abandoned by police in Waldens Close, Orpington.

Officers are encouraging anyone with information to come forward.

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