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Re-appeal after a woman was carjacked in Manchester city centre

Police are re-appealing for witnesses a woman was carjacked in Manchester city centre.

The incident happened on Wednesday 23 September 2015 at around 8.50pm.

A 27-year-old woman was sat alone in her black Peugeot 108 car on Store Street car park, as she waited for her boyfriend to arrive at Piccadilly train station.

A man approached the car, opened the driver’s door and tried to take the woman’s keys.

The woman fought the man off and started screaming, but he put his hand over her mouth, pulled her out of the vehicle and then made off in the car towards Great Ancoats Street.

The car with a registration plate of MD64 YHR, was found on Regent Street in Newton Heath at around midnight on Monday 26 October 2015.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw the car being abandoned to contact police.

The man is described as white, with short hair. He was wearing a black hoody and black trousers and spoke with a Manchester accent.

Detective Constable Neil Saxon from GMP’s City Centre Policing Team said: “The victim in this incident was terrified by what happened to her, as she had no idea what the man was going to do to her when he pulled her out of the car.

“Thankfully, she was not injured but clearly this is a very serious case and we are carrying out significant enquiries to identify this individual.

“If you have any information about the incident or saw the car being abandoned in Newton Heath I would urge you to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police in Manchester city centre on 0161 856 3221 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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