/ Carjacking in Astley

A woman was carjacked by three balaclava-clad men in Astley.

At about 10.30pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017 a woman had stopped her car on Henfold Road when she was approached by three men wearing balaclavas and dark clothing, and carrying baseball bats.

One of the men demanded that she got out of her car and, when she refused, he pulled her from the car. One of the men then got into the car and drove away in the blue Skoda Octavia towards Astley.

The other two men fled in a waiting silver Audi A4 in the direction of Little Hulton.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Ian Deary of GMP’s Wigan Borough said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the woman and it is only fortunate that she wasn’t hurt.

“If you saw the men in the area, or saw them driving the Skoda or the Audi after the incident, I would urge you to get in touch as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 7225, 101 quoting incident number 2563, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.










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