Po­lice bid to find thugs who stole man’s car

Rochdale Observer - - REMEMBRANCE SPECIAL -

PO­LICE have launched an ap­peal af­ter a se­ri­ous car­jack­ing as­sault on a fa­ther.

Nor­den man Paul Schofield, 58, was at­tacked by three men armed with base­ball bats – leav­ing him with a ‘sig­nif­i­cant’ head in­jury which needed hos­pi­tal treat­ment – as we re­ported on No­vem­ber 7.

His car, a black Ford Fi­esta ST2 regis­tra­tion MM17 YAF, was stolen in the at­tack on Leam­ing­ton Street, Rochdale on Sat­ur­day, No­vem­ber 3, and is still miss­ing.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Charles Stew­art, of GMP’s Rochdale Divi­sion, said: “This was a cal­lous at­tack that left the vic­tim with a sig­nif­i­cant head in­jury. Thank­fully, he is re­cov­er­ing well but the con­se­quences could have been much more se­vere.

“We are de­ter­mined to catch those re­spon­si­ble for this crime and have re­leased pic­tures of the ve­hi­cle as part of our en­quiries.

“Were you in the area at the time of the at­tack or have in­for­ma­tion that can help us?

“Per­haps you’ve seen the car in the area since, saw it or the Nis­san Juke around the time of the in­ci­dent, or sus­pect some­one as hav­ing been in­volved.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call 0161 856 8756 quot­ing in­ci­dent 2409 of No­vem­ber 3.

●●Paul Schofield and his stolen car

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