Manchester

CCTV of attempted carjacking ‘utterly shocking’

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Media captionAfter a 90 second struggle, the man fled

Footage of a woman in Greater Manchester getting dragged along as a man attempts to steal her car is "utterly shocking", police have said.

It shows a man running into Deb Smythe's Audi as she opened a car park barrier at Green Pest Control, Ripponden Road, Oldham on Friday.

The 52-year-old from Oldham struggled with the suspect and was dragged along with the car as it was reversed back into Ripponden Road.

The offender then fled on foot.

'Extremely lucky'

He ran off towards Littlemoor Road after the 90-second struggle.

Det Sgt Mark McDowall said: "The man had absolutely no regard for her as he reversed the car dragging her along.

"She is extremely lucky not to have been more severely hurt. Fortunately, she is OK but has been left battered and bruised."

He appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact police.

Police described the man as white, stocky and around 6ft 3in (1.9m). He was in his late 30s or early 40s and had blonde to ginger stubble.

He was wearing a black hat with flaps to the side, a plain black zipped jacket with a large collar and black trousers.

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