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Dad collecting children threatened at knife-point before woman injured in station carjacking

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Dad collecting children threatened at knife-point before woman injured in station carjacking

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 11:52am 10th January 2020.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a carjacking at Witley station last night (9 January).

Officers were called to the station shortly after 5pm following reports of aggravated vehicle taking.

A man entered a parent’s car, who was collecting his children at the time, and attempted to rob him at knife-point.

The man then left the vehicle and approached a woman in her sixties who was also in the car park.

He threatened her with a knife, wrestling with her for a short time, and then drove off in her vehicle.

A 41-year-old man was arrested a short time later by armed officers in Farnham.

The car had been crashed and damaged four other vehicles in the process.

British Transport Police said the man remains in custody this morning for questioning.

The woman, in her sixties, received treatment by paramedics at the scene for a ‘non-serious’ injury to her hand.

DC Phil James from British Transport Police said:

“This was a shockingly brazen incident and passengers can expect to see reassurance patrols at the station this morning.

“Thankfully the victims were not more seriously injured, however they are understandably very shaken following their ordeal, and are being supported by officers.

“This happened during a busy time at the station and we know many people were in the area.

“I would urge anyone who hasn’t already spoken to police to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone who saw what happened or has any information is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 383 of 09/01/20.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.