A defenceless man was repeatedly stabbed as he lay helpless on the floor during a ‘random’ attack in Stockport.
The 45-year-old victim has been left with life-changing injuries after the horrific incident on Chatham Street in Edgeley.
Police said the man was getting into his car when he was run over by a dark grey VW Golf.
Two masked men then got out of the car and repeatedly stabbed him in the face, arm and legs as he lay defenceless on the ground.
The thugs made off in the car before abandoning it on Avondale Road Industrial unit and setting it on fire.
The car was discovered shortly afterwards at around 8.45pm.
The victim remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
He has been left with life-changing injuries, police said.
No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
Detectives are now appealing for any witnesses of the attack, which happened at around 6.10pm on Tuesday (September 29), to come forward.
They also want to speak anyone who saw the dark grey golf – registration number PF66 YZO – being driven around the area that day or in the days leading up to the attack.
Detective Constable Edward Hooley, of GMP’s Stockport CID, said: “This was a cowardly and random attack on a defenceless man who was simply minding his own business, and we are determined to ensure we catch whoever is responsible.
“Our thoughts are with the victim as he continues with his recovery in hospital and while it is encouraging his condition is improving, he is likely to be left with life-changing injuries.
“We are confident there are a number of witnesses of this incident and I am keen to hear from anyone who may hold vital information to help us progress with our enquiries.
“Our investigation is moving swiftly through several lines of enquiry, which has been aided by the recovery of the offending vehicle, but we are keen to ensure we gather all available witnesses and CCTV or dash cam footage that members of the public may possess.”
Anyone with information or with video footage should contact police on 0161 856 9616 quoting incident number 2418 of 30/09/2020. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.