Pensioner injured as thief steals car
An elderly man suffered serious head injuries and a suspected fractured elbow as he tried to stop a thief from stealing his car, police said.
The man, 73, was checking the tyre pressures of his grey Renault Grand Scenic at a garage in Southampton just after 7pm on Thursday when a man got into the vehicle and sped off in it.
The pensioner sustained serious injuries as he fell from the car as he tried to stop the man from driving away from the Shell Garage in Winchester Road, Shirley.
A Hampshire Police spokeswoman said it was believed the man may have had an accomplice.
The pensioner was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident, or anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.
Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who has seen the car, registration CV05 RGO, since it was stolen.
Detective Inspector Dave Jackson, who is leading the investigation, said: "This is a shocking crime and I would urge anyone who can help us find the offender to come forward."
Anyone with information should call police on 0845 045 45 45 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
Ian Brady: Moors murderer announces his support for Ukip and the SNP
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
Bali Nine executions in Indonesia: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford says she 'just wants to get it over with'
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
- 1 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 2 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in