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Coventry Woman Attacked By Car Thieves

Two robbers followed a Coventry woman as she drove home and attacked her on her drive before stealing her car.

The 26-year-old was driving down Binley Road yesterday at 9pm in her black Ford Puma when she noticed a blue Metro was following her.

As she arrived at her house on the Clifford Bridge Road estate the Metro pulled up and a man got out.

He approached her and grabbed her car keys.

A struggle broke out before the man got into the car and started the engine. The victim tried to attract attention by sounding the car horn.

The man hit the woman several times on the back of the neck before an accomplice joined him and threw the woman away from the car.

He threw her to the ground and the pair drove off in her car, registration X841PBD. They left the Metro, registration K599XDA, which had been stolen from Birmingham.

The men are both black. One is in his early 20s, skinny build and has short black hair. He was clean shaven and wore a dark jacket with turquoise patches on the chest and blue jeans.

The other is about 5ft 8ins, with short dark hair, dark jeans and brown sandy-coloured camouflage jacket.

The woman suffered a sore neck in the attack and was extremely upset by her ordeal, but did not need hospital treatment.

WDC Toni Quinn said:

“This was a particularly nasty attack on a young woman and luckily she was not more seriously injured.

“We need to trace these men and the car.”

Anyone with information should ring police on 024 7653 9040 or 7653 9415. They can also ring the Crimestoppers hotline anonymously on 0800 555111.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 28 Feb 01
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