Appeal for Witnesses – Man Seriously Injured, Thorpe Lane, Middleton

At 1.29pm today (2 July 2019) police were called to an incident in Thorpe Lane, Middleton, where a man had been seriously injured after being run over by a van.

The victim, a man in his fifties, has been taken to hospital for emergency treatment. His injuries are described as serious but are not currently believed to be life threatening.

Initial enquiries suggest the van had been stolen a short time before from Thorpe Crescent and the injured man and others had pursued it in a car and confronted the thieves near to the junction with Thorpe Mount.

A scene and road closure is currently in place in Thorpe Lane and the police helicopter has been searching neighbouring fields for the two suspects who ran off from the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting log number 888 of July 2.


This post is based on a press release issued by West Yorkshire Police


One Reply to “Appeal for Witnesses – Man Seriously Injured, Thorpe Lane, Middleton”

  1. Earlier:
    A dramatic car chase through #Middleton this afternoon ended after a van that had been stolen moments earlier crashed into a banking on Thorpe Lane.
    The drama started when the van was taken by two men from a nearby house and the owner of the van gave chase.

    As the van stopped so the thieves could close the rear doors as black vectra that had chased it caught up and the two robbers tried to flee again and drove at a man who was standing in road trapping the man underneath, he was freed when onlookers lifted the van off him.

    The robbers fled after threatening others with a knife and ran into a nearby estate.

    The police helicopter was called to look for the men who are still at large.

    The injured man has been taken to hospital his condition is not known but not thought to be life-threatening.

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