Search for brutal fuel thieves

A witness appeal has been made after a man was seriously injured by fuel thieves near Sevenoaks today.

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Fuel thieves drive into petrol station manager

A petrol station manager is fighting for his life after trying to stop a car leaving his forecourt in Kent. He was carried on the bonnet for half a mile at speed, before being thrown to the ground.

He saw the car trying to leave his filling station in West Kingsdown near Sevenoaks without paying. His family told our reporter Jamie Stephens that he could so easily have been killed.

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Man seriously injured after fuel theft

Police are at the scene at West Kingsdown Credit: Knighton Electrical

A 58-year-old man was seriously injured yesterday afternoon near Sevenoaks after he tried to stop fuel thieves.

The man is in a critical condition after he was carried on the bonnet of a car about half a mile down the A20 at West Kingsdown.

It is believed the man was working at the Texaco garage and was trying to prevent the car from leaving after it was filled with fuel.

Forensic teams at the petrol station in Sevenoaks Credit: Knighton electrical
Police cordon off the petrol station where the theft took place Credit: Knighton electrical

Garage worker carried on bonnet of car by fuel thieves

A witness appeal has been made after a man was seriously injured by fuel thieves near Sevenoaks on Wednesday afternoon. The 58-year-old man is in a critical condition in King’s College Hospital, London, after he was carried on the bonnet of a car about half a mile down the A20 at West Kingsdown.

Officers have not yet been able to speak to the injured man, but it is believed that he was working at the Texaco service station and was trying to prevent the car from leaving after it was filled with fuel.

The car was described as a dark coloured small saloon with a man and woman inside.

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