CCTV shows father stop carjacker from driving off with his son

Police released the footage in the hope of identifying the suspect

Charlie Atkin
Friday 20 May 2016 15:12

CCTV shows the moment a father stopped a carjacker from driving off with his son, in footage that has been released by police.

Tahir Mehmood, 35, was returning from a supermarket with a bunch of flowers when he saw his wife and five-year-old child outside his car and the carjacker in the driver's seat.

Realising that his youngest son, aged three, was still in the back seat, Mr Mehmood dashed to the car and dived in the front passenger seat.

The car thief then tried to reverse the vehicle as he grappled with Mr Mehmood, before hitting another car and fleeing.

Police have now issued the CCTV footage of the incident at around 7.40pm on Monday April 16 at the Aldi car park in Gorton, Manchester.

Detective Sergeant Shagufta Khan of Greater Manchester Police, said: "Fortunately, the family escaped the ordeal without injury and have been extremely courageous by helping us with the investigation.

"This terrifying sequence of events only lasted for a few moments but the psychological implications this could have on the whole family could stay with them for a considerable time.

"I am urging anybody who witnessed the incident to come forward with any information.

"There were a lot of vehicles and people in the area at the time so the chances are that somebody has seen something to help us with the investigation."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 and quote incident number 2114 of 16/05/16 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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