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Carjackers stab screaming mother in front of her young son

2015-01-30 22:12:07

Gray StreetGray Street, Bordesley Green

A mother was stabbed in the stomach in front of her terrified young son by masked attackers as they stole her car from the driveway of her Birmingham home.

Nursery manager Noreen Khan's screams were heard by her husband, Abdul Ghaffar, who fled outside in a bid to help her.

But he couldn't prevent them escaping in 38-year-old Mrs Khan's BMW.

The vicious attack was witnessed by the couple's eight-year-old son from the doorway of their home in Gray Street, Bordesley Green at 5.20pm yesterday.

With Mrs Khan in intensive care in hospital, Mr Gaffer, a 40-year-old engineer claimed the attackers, who wore balaclava-style helmets, had tried to murder his wife for no reason.

He said: "My wife had been to Morrisons on the way back from work. I heard her pull up on the drive.

"I was working on my computer sending emails when I heard her screams, and opened the curtains and saw two masked men outside.

"I rushed out through the door, and they were already inside the car.

"I went to the passenger side to try and open it and my wife was near the driver's side and that's when they stabbed her in the stomach.

"Our eight-year-old son was in the doorway and could see everything that happened

"She fell back and they sped off.

"We didn't realise she had been stabbed until we went to the neighbours'. I have no idea why they stabbed her.

"She had handed them the car keys and was not fighting back.

"They tried to murder my wife for nothing. She gave them the car and they still stabbed her.

"I keep re-playing it in my mind to see if I could do something different, but the whole thing was over in 30 seconds.

"Our little boy saw everything. I came downstairs today and just found him crying

"I have had to send him away to stay with relatives."

Police are hunting three attackers and the car, a grey BMW 1 series, registration TU59 BAO.

Meanwhile in a separate incident, a woman was run over in her own driveway at around midday in Kitwell Lane, Bartley Green.

A white 62-plate Mini was stolen from the 30-year-old Nikki Law-Priddey.

Her sister, Becky, said Nikki was left traumatised by the carjacking and is lucky to be alive.

"She was dragged under the car and out in the road by this person.

"She is very lucky that she was not even more seriously injured, or killed.

"We have been circulating pictures of the car in the hope that the person who took it can be found.

"If anyone does see the car we really need them to call police as soon as possible."

In a post on Facebook, with a picture of the missing Mini, she said: "After seeing footage of her being dragged along the ground under the wheels of her car I can't believe she's actually alive. All our trips to church paid off."

Gray StreetThe stolen Mini which has taken in Bartley Green

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "Officers are investigating.

"The 30-year-old victim was left with a fractured finger and bruising to her back and legs after attempting to prevent the car from being stolen.

* Anyone with information on either incident can call officers on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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