MANHUNT: Man suffers serious injuries after car thief runs him over

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A man has suffered serious leg injuries after he was run over while trying to stop a thief from stealing his car, say police.

The incident happened yesterday at RI Tyres in Blackburn at around 2.30pm.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident.

Shocking footage released by RI Tyres shows the thief brazenly stroll across the yard in a high visability jacket.

The thief climbs into the car and attempts to make a getaway by reversing out of the forecourt but is surrounded by staff and the car owner who desperately try to stop him from escaping.

He then callously ploughs through staff and hits the owner of the Black BMW 335 with his own car.

Force Incident Manager Steve Bradshaw said: "The victim of this theft was left with serious but non-life threatening injuries and lost a large amount of blood at the scene. The vehicle has since been recovered from the Bolton area as a direct result of the Facebook appeal. We are still however, looking for the suspect."

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information about the crime can report it to crimestoppers on 101.