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Three arrested after young mum's car taken at knifepoint in 'cowardly attack'

Clumber Road in Gorton. Image: Google Maps.

Three people have been arrested after a young mum was dragged from her car at knifepoint in what police have described as a "brazen and cowardly attack".

Police were called at around 7.10pm last Thursday (17 June) to Clumber Road, near Debdale Park, in Gorton to a report of an armed theft of a motor vehicle.

Enquiries have since established a young woman and her child were approached by three males, before she was threatened with a knife and pulled from the car by one of them. 

The woman was able to pull her young child from the back of the car before the trio fled the scene in her vehicle.

Thankfully both mother and child are safe and well.

The car was later found abandoned on Manby Road in Gorton.

Three males, aged 17, 18 and 21, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. They all remain in custody for questioning.

Detective Sergeant Helen Fletcher, of GMP's Operation Valiant, said: "This was a brazen and cowardly attack on a young woman and her very young son. Thankfully both were left uninjured but understandably have been left incredibly shaken and frightened.

"Officers from GMP's Operation Valiant team have been working around the clock over the weekend and following multiple lines of enquiry to ensure those responsible for this terrifying ordeal are brought to justice.

"I'm pleased to say we now have three males in custody for questioning but I would stress that our investigation does remain ongoing and we would appeal to anyone with any information into this incident to get in touch with police as a matter of urgency."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4275 quoting incident 2599 of 17/06/21.

Details can also be passed to police via our live web chat function at www.gmp.police.uk. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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