Po­lice ap­peal over car­jack­ing gun ter­ror

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A MAN re­port­edly had two guns pointed at his face dur­ing a shocking car­jack­ing in Skelmers­dale.

Lan­cashire po­lice have is­sued an ap­peal for wit­nesses to come for­ward af­ter what is be­lieved to be a tar­geted rob­bery.

Po­lice said that the vic­tim ar­ranged to meet two men at the Al­lied Busi­ness Cen­tre in Pot­ter Place, Skelmers­dale at 4.30pm on Tues­day, May 29.

The men got into his ve­hi­cle – a sil­ver Land Rover Dis­cov­ery - and threat­ened him with firearms, while a third man waited out­side.

The vic­tim pushed the guns away and man­aged to escape be­fore the men fled the scene in his car.

Two men have since been charged with rob­bery and re­manded in cus­tody in con­nec­tion with this in­ci­dent, to appear at crown court on July 3.

A third has been re­leased un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Det Con Louise Rigby said: “As the vic­tim ran away from his ve­hi­cle, he flagged down a woman who was pass­ing in her ve­hi­cle, which can only be de­scribed as a small car.

“We would re­ally like to speak to this woman who may be able to help with our in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“There was also a TNT van seen in the area around the time of the of­fence, and we are keen to speak to the driver.

“For­tu­nately in­ci­dents such as this are rare but none the less very fright­en­ing for the vic­tim.

“We be­lieve this was a tar­geted rob­bery and we are try­ing to es­tab­lish the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the of­fence.

“If you were in the Pimbo Road area around 4:30pm on May 29, or can help us to iden­tify the fe­male mo­torist or TNT driver, please get in touch.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call 101 quot­ing SB1802847 or call the in­de­pen­dent char­ity Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

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