Leeds & West Yorkshire

Leeds man 'flung' from his own Mercedes in burglary

A man has been seriously injured after being thrown from his own car as he tried to stop burglars from stealing the vehicle in Leeds.

The 41-year-old grabbed on to his Mercedes as three men drove it from his house in the city's Red Hall View at about 0250 BST on Tuesday.

Police said the man was dragged a short distance into Whinmoor Crescent and "flung" from the car.

He is hospital with serious injuries. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested.

West Yorkshire Police said the youth, who is believed to have been a passenger in the car, had been arrested on suspicion of burglary and causing grievous bodily harm. He is in custody.

Officers said the men had broken into the victim's home and stolen the car keys from inside.

'Extremely serious'

Police want trace the driver of the car, who is said to have light brown hair and the front seat passenger, who is described as having blond hair.

Both males are thought to be aged in their mid-teens to early-20s.

The force is also appealing for anyone who saw the Mercedes C180 being driven in the early hours of Tuesday to contact them.

Det Insp Paul Conroy from North East Leeds CID said: "This was an extremely serious and unusual incident that has left a man with a number of significant injuries.

"The callous nature of these individuals, who left a man seriously injured on the side of the road, means they need to be arrested and brought before the courts as a matter of urgency."

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