Police have revealed a CCTV image of a man that they wish to speak to in connection with three carjacking attempts across Greater Manchester Yesterday, including one in Salford.
A man in his 20’s was stabbed multiple times in a car jacking attempt on Bolton Road in Pendlebury. It is believed that the two men involved met on a dating app, with the attacker being a passenger in the victims car.
At around 5:45 yesterday evening the car was parked up by the roadside on Bolton Road. The assailant proceeded to stab the victim several times before fleeing on foot in the direction of Birch Drive towards High Bank Road.
The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he remains for further treatment.
The attack is being linked with two other carjacking attempts across the region yesterday, in Prestwich and Irlams o’ th’ Height.
Detective Inspector Gareth Jenkins, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “This is now the third attack following an attempted carjacking after an online dating app meeting and we’re working hard to find the man responsible.
“We have a CCTV image of a man we want to speak to as part of our investigation and I would appeal directly to the man to get in touch with us.
“We would also continue to encourage people using dating apps to always meet new people in public places and to let someone know where you’re going.
“If you have any information that could assist our investigation or if you recognise the man pictured, please get in touch as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5194 or 101 quoting reference number 1764 of 26/03/2019.
Reports can also be made anonymously, via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.