Man ‘screamed for mum’ after being dragged from car and savaged

A young man ‘who feared he was going to die screamed for his mother’ after he was ‘dragged from a wrecked car’ and savaged by a gang of machete and ‘chain’-wielding thugs. The 21-year-old suffered ‘potentially life-threatening injuries’ in the sickening attack in Rochdale. GMP said the victim was set upon following a crash in Rochdale on Tuesday night (October 5).

:Young man savaged by machete gang in Rochdale A witness said the man was dragged from a VW Golf – which was later seen inside a forensics tent, before being taken away for examination – after it crashed into a lamp post. Men who had been pursuing the vehicle in a pickup truck launched a ferocious attack, the witness told the Manchester Evening News.

The terrifying incident happened on Bentley Street, off Shawclough Road, at around 9.45pm.

A tent was put up around a Golf – before it was taken away

No arrests have been made. The victim is being treated in hospital. The witness described how he went to the window after hearing a loud noise and saw smoke.

“I quickly grabbed my shoes and went running out to see a silver pickup truck pull up and a gang of guys get out,” he added. “They pulled the driver [out] of the car that had crashed, which was a red Golf, and beat him and hit him with chains.

Man 'screamed for mum' after being dragged from car and savagedPolice at the scene in the wake of the incident

“All I could hear was a guy screaming for them to stop, which they did, then casually they got in the pickup truck and drove off. “As I got down to the bottom of the road, a member of the public was already assisting the man who had been attacked who was covered in blood.

The car was a total wreck. “A lamppost had been completely knocked over. A BT junction box had been removed from the ground.

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You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here “The man was screaming for his mother, that we ‘call her as he was going to die’.” The witness detailed shocking facial injuries.

Man 'screamed for mum' after being dragged from car and savagedAn investigation is ongoing

“This guy was beaten very badly and there was a lot of blood,” he added.

“It was very shocking incident. It was quite horrific thing to occur near our normally peaceful neighbourhood.” A large police cordon was in place on Wednesday morning.

Pictures from the scene showed forensics tents and evidence markers as the investigation continued. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Man 'screamed for mum' after being dragged from car and savagedCrime scene investigators at the scene

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “At around 9.45pm on Tuesday, October 5, police received a report of a collision and a male being assaulted on Bentley Street, Rochdale. “Emergency services attended and enquiries established a 21-year-old man was seriously assaulted by a group of males with machetes.

“He has been taken to hospital with potentially life threatening injuries. “Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made. A scene remains in place this morning.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8067 or 101 quoting incident 2938 of 05/10/21 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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