Vet Suffered Head Injury in Violent Car-Jacking
A vet was attacked by car-jackers who stole his high-performance Audi.
Terry Croud, 57, suffered head injuries in the robbery outside his home.
Gatehouse Veterinary Group, where Terry works, stated last night:”We are really sad to say that Terry has been involved in an incident this evening, he has been taken to hospital where as far as we know he is in a stable condition.”
Terry is now out of hospital and the Gatehouse practice updated:”He has 8 stitches and appears to be ok. He puts it down to having a hard head !”
Detectives are appealing for information after Terry was attacked in Birchlands Avenue, Wilsden, by a gang thought to have arrived in a Mini.
After bludgeoning Terry from behind they made off in his distinctive
blue Audi RS6 V8 (reg YL15 VDA) shortly after 8.15pm on Friday.
Terry had just parked up his vehicle when he was confronted by the group of four males who made demands for his vehicle keys. He was struck from behind during the incident.
Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg, of Bradford District CID, said: “This appears to have been a group looking for a high-value car to steal, who have then used force to get what they want.
“We will not tolerate this kind of wanton violence in our communities and are making significant enquiries to identify those involved.
“We have already spoken to a number of witnesses and from our initial enquiries believe that the victim’s Audi RS6 was driven off in convoy with another vehicle.
“We would urge anyone who has seen these vehicles after this offence to please get in contact.
“Anyone with any information which could assist our ongoing investigation is asked to either call Bradford District CID via 101, quoting crime reference 13170538835 or, if they wish to do so, to pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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