Police call for witnesses following Horton Road carjacking

Thames Valley issued an appeal on Wednesday for witnesses to an astonishing carjacking in which an elderly man was assaulted.

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Police are hunting a gang who assaulted a 72 year old man on his way to Colnbrook and stole his van on Tuesday morning (6th December).

The incident occurred on Horton Road, between Datchet and Colnbrook at about 6.45am.

The victim was driving in his car, a white Volkswagen van, towards Colnbrook, when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle from behind, close to the junction with Stanwell Road.

The victim got out of his van and was then assaulted by a number of men from the other vehicle, a blue 4×4. The men then drove away in the victim’s vehicle.

The man sustained injuries for which he required hospital treatment. He has since been discharged.

The victim’s vehicle was later recovered in Crown Meadow, Colnbrook.

Investigating officer Det Con Devjeet Hunjan, of Maidenhead Local CID, said:

“This distressing incident left the victim requiring hospital treatment and has also resulted in the theft of his vehicle.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who has any information which they think could relate to it, to come forward and contact the police.

“To get in touch, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.”

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.Join us on Thames Valley Alert to receive local crime and safety messages.

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