Man suffers ‘life changing’ arm injury in car jacking in Rotherham

A man suffered a ‘life changing’ arm injury in a car jacking in Rotherham, detectives have revealed today.

By Claire Lewis
Monday, 8th April 2019, 1:12 pm
Updated Monday, 8th April 2019, 1:14 pm
East Bawtry Road, Whiston
East Bawtry Road, Whiston

The 25-year-old was seriously injured and his car was stolen after he pulled over on East Bawtry Road, Whiston, at around 10.50pm yesterday.

East Bawtry Road, Whiston

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South Yorkshire Police said the man, who was travelling alone in a white Mercedes, briefly pulled over close to the junction with Lease Gate Road.

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As he got out of his car it was reported that he was approached by a group of unknown men and attacked with a with metal weapon.

The attackers, who got out of a dark-coloured vehicle, then left the scene in the victim’s Mercedes.

The victim was taken to hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition this afternoon.

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said: “The victim was taken to hospital with a life changing arm injury. He remains in a serious but stable condition.

“An investigation is under way and officers are currently following a number of lines of enquiry including reviewing CCTV and house-to-house visits.”

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote incident 985 of April 7 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.