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Elderly man injured after car theft – Bexhill



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Officers from BTP are investigating a car theft in the forecourt of Bexhill station during which an elderly man sustained injuries.


The incident happened on Tuesday 20 June shortly after 9pm.


The victim, an 92-year-old man, parked his car outside the station.


He was approached by a man who said that there was something wrong with the rear of his vehicle.


The victim went to look at the vehicle, but in the meantime the man drove off in the vehicle dragging the victim 20 feet.


The victim sustained injuries to both his arms, bleeding to his arm, a swollen left elbow and a bruised hip.


He was taken to hospital but later discharged.


The car is a silver Hyundai Amica five door saloon, registration Y279GDW.


Investigating officer DC Vanessa Cottington said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have information about this incident. The victim tried to grab the car keys from the ignition when the man drove off.


"Were you in the area at the time? Did you see anyone acting suspiciously?


“The man I would like to speak to is described as white, about 50 years old, muscular build, 5’10” with short, dark curly hair. If you know someone who matches this description, or witnessed the car leaving Bexhill station then please get in touch.”


Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 147 of 22/06. 

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