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Man hit by car as burglars flee scene of raid near farm

By Dayna Farrington | South Staffordshire | Crime | Published:

A man was seriously injured after he was hit by a car as burglars fled the scene of a raid at a farm near Wolverhampton.

The attack happened in Moatbrook Lane, right, close to Wood Hall Farm, circled

Police have launched an investigation after the incident unfolded at around 10.30am on Monday close to Wood Hall Farm, in the Codsall Wood area.

Men were working on surveying drainage at the farm when a 4x4 car pulled up in nearby Moatbrook Lane.

The men got out of a Mitsubishi Shogun and stole laser equipment at the scene.

One of the surveyors tried to chase down the car as the burglars fled the farm but was hit by the car, suffering injuries to his head and neck.

He was airlifted to hospital with potentially serious injuries, a spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

The car is described as a black Mitsubishi Shogun, with a long wheel base and rear windscreen damage.

Staffordshire Police officers are now appealing for witnesses and anyone who recognises the description of the car to contact them.

Detective Sergeant Katie Gregory, of Staffordshire Police said: "We are seeking help from anyone who may have witnessed this incident or may have information about these men or this 4x4 vehicle.

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“Although I am glad to say the victim is recovering, the reckless and dangerous actions of these men could have resulted in very serious or life-changing injuries.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called to the junction of Wood Road and Moatbrook Lane at 10.41am on Monday to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

"One ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

"We treated one patient, a man, who was the pedestrian. He was treated for potentially serious injuries before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 187 of January 27.

Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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