Carjacking gang hunted after Mossley woman attacked outside home

POLICE are hunting a gang who left a Mossley motorist traumatised by another carjacking attack in the Tameside and Saddleworth areas.

The Correspondent understands a knife was held to the throat of the terrified woman as she approached her home.

There are also unconfirmed reports one of the assailants carried a gun before her BMW X4 was stolen.

It is understood the woman was followed from Tesco superstore in Greenfield where previous victims have been attacked or from where journeys home have started.

On February 5, a lone female was followed from the Chew Valley Road store a short distance to her home on Bowler Way.

She was approached by two male offenders, one of them carrying a machete, and was threatened before handing over her car keys and the men made off in the car.

But after resident street coordinators were alerted and shared the message speedily online, the car was found abandoned in Grotton.

In March 2018, attackers threatened a member of staff with an axe and stole his car as he arrived for a night shift at the store.

In November 2017, a female motorist, also from Greenfield, was confronted outside her home by a masked gang wielding a club hammer who attempted to steal her convertible Mercedes having left Tesco’s park and ride spaces.

And in August 2018 – though not connected to Tesco – a man from Uppermill and a woman in Greenfield were also attacked for their vehicles. The man was tasered in the attempted robbery but managed to fight off his attackers.

The Correspondent twice contacted GMP Press Office for a comment on the latest incident but hadn’t received a reply at the time of going to press.

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