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Fradley BMW owner injured after being run over as his car is taken

A Fradley driver has been run over by his own car after a man took his BMW while posing as a prospective buyer.

After he advertised his white vehicle for sale, the seller was visited by a man claiming the was interested in buying the car on March 31.

The owner took him out for a test-drive and on their return the man claimed that the exhaust sounded faulty. As the owner climbed out, the offender locked the vehicle and reversed into the owner, injuring his knee.

The injured resident then hurled himself onto his car’s bonnet to try to prevent it being stolen, but the man drove on, leaving the car’s owner with a shattered ankle on his other leg.

The offender had a ginger goatee bird, shaved head and white trainers.

It is the second incident where a BMW has been stolen in the Lichfield area in recent weeks.

At around midnight on March 22, a car was stolen from the driveway of a house in Alrewas Hayes. While the occupant was at home, offenders smashed a window, reached in and stole car keys from a worktop. On this occasion the vehicle had been fitted with a tracking device and was later recovered from the Birmingham area.

Anyone who witnessed either of these incidents or has any further information is asked to call police on 0300 123 4455.

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