Police hunt carjacker who dragged woman along the ground

Beryl Allsop Credit: MEN Syndication

Police are hunting a carjacker who dragged a 79-year-old woman along the ground as the vehicle sped off.

Beryl Allsop was shopping at Morrisons supermarket on Tweedale Way, Chadderton, Oldham, when she was targeted just before 9pm.

She's still being cared for at Manchester Royal Infirmary after suffering serious head and facial cuts.

Police said a man approached her, grabbed her keys, and stole her blue Vauxhall Astra, which has not been recovered.

Beryl received particularly nasty injuries in this incident, and she has been left terrified by what has happened to her.

The man responsible for preying on an elderly woman is an absolute coward and we are doing everything we can to find him, but we need the public’s help. We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of Morrisons car park around 9pm on Tuesday evening who saw anyone acting suspiciously.

– Detective Sergeant Alex Wilkinson, Greater Manchester Police