Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Man Injured Fighting off Wannabe Carjackers

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Man Injured Fighting off Wannabe Carjackers

Article excerpt

A WEIGHTLIFTER has told of the moment he came face-to-face with a knife-wielding attempted carjacker.

Fitness fanatic Michael Short, 25, was attacked by two men on Ashbrooke Road in Sunderland who tried to take his VW Polo GT.

The personal fitness trainer was able to knock one of the attackers to the floor but sustained a stab wound to the arm before they ran away.

Michael, who had dropped his eight-year-old step-son off at cubs just minutes earlier, came across two men walking in the road.

He slammed on the brakes and beeped his horn but when the two men failed to move, Michael got out of his car to find out what was going on. He said: "One of them ran over with a knife and said 'give me your car keys'.

"I said no but, while this was going on, the lad in a dark hoodie was walking around the back of the car. …

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