Thugs ram car and launch baseball bat attack in Newall Green

Thugs rammed a car and attacked a man with a baseball bat in Wythenshawe as parents and children walked home from school.

The victim’s car was rammed and spun onto the pavement before two men got out and attacked him at Whitburn Road, Newall Green on Monday.

At 3.10pm on Monday 8 April,, the 24-year-old victim man was driving his car along Firbank Road, Newall Green when he realised he was being pursued by another vehicle.

When he reached the junction of Whitburn Road, the car crashed into the back of him, spinning him onto the pavement.

Two men, one carrying a baseball bat, got out of a dark coloured VW Golf and walked up to the victim’s car.

The attacker wielding the bat demanded to know his name and when the victim told him, the offender smashed the front and drivers window and aimed the bat at his head.

Both men then got back into the Golf and drove off towards Tuffley Road.No one was hurt.

The man is described as being white, in his early to mid 20s, 5ft 7in tall, of stocky build with short shaven fair hair. He spoke with a local accent and the baseball bat had a blue motif on it.

Detective Constable Louise Moss, based at Wythenshawe Police Station, said: “The victim has been followed at high speed before the car crashed into the back of him. We do believe that this was a targeted attack and there is no threat to other members of the public.

“After smashing his car windows, the man tried to hit the victim on the head. Thankfully, he was able to block the attack and did not suffer any physical injury. However, after an ordeal like this, he has understandably been left shaken.

“Not only have the offenders risked the safety of the victim but they have also put other members of the public at risk. The car spun onto the pavement, a time when there would have been children and parents walking back from school.

“As this happened in broad daylight on a busy road, we believe a number of people would have witnessed the collision and attack. I would ask anyone who saw something to get in contact with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 4982 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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