Posted: Mon 31st Jul 2023

Detectives appeal for information following carjacking in Chester

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jul 31st, 2023

Detectives in Chester are appealing for information following a carjacking in the Newton area of the city.

The incident happened at around 1.25pm on Saturday 29 July.

A 25-year-old man was driving a red VW Polo along Newton Lane, near to Lime Wood Close, when his vehicle was hit from behind by a black Vauxhall Corsa.

Two men then got out of the Corsa and approached the victim as he exited his car to speak to the other driver.

A white powder was then thrown towards the victim, while the two men got into the VW Polo and drove off in the direction of Hoole town centre. The Corsa was left at the scene.

The substance that was thrown at the suspect is currently unknown, but the man did not sustain any injuries.

Local officers, supported by roads policing officers and the police helicopter, attended and conducted an extensive search of the area but so far, they have not been able to locate the stolen car.

Detective Constable Emma Donaldson, of Chester CID, said:

“Enquiries in relation to this incident are ongoing and we are doing all that we can to trace the people responsible.

“As part of our investigation we’re keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any video footage.

“We’re also keen to hear from anyone who believes that they may have seen the stolen car since the incident, or any who knows the whereabouts the car.

“The car is a red VW Polo, registration starting ‘WJX’, there is likely to be some damage to the rear of the car from when it was hit by the Corsa.

“I’d ask anyone with any information to Contact us on 101, or at www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us, quoting IML 1608053.”

Information can also be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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