A motorist has been injured after falling from the bonnet of his car while trying to prevent his vehicle being stolen.
The incident occurred shortly before 6.00pm on Wednesday 13th September 2017 when the owner of a silver Mercedes Benz E250 CDI took an unknown man out for a test drive in his vehicle.
Starting from Berkeley Road in Loudwater the car travelled around High Wycombe being driven by the unknown man. Once back in Berkeley Road both men got out of the vehicle. The victim, a man in his twenties, was then assaulted by the offender who then took the car.
The owner of the vehicle tried to stop the offender taking the vehicle and in doing so ended up on the bonnet of the car and was carried along the A40 for a short distance until falling from the moving car. The offender then drove off and was then seen to travel along the A40 towards Beaconsfield until the junction with Watery Lane in Wooburn Green.
During the incident the owner of the vehicle sustained bruising to his face and scratches.
The stolen car is a silver Mercedes Benz E250 CDI with a registration plate ending in ONS however it is possible the plates have since been changed.
The offender who took the vehicle is described as an Asian man in his twenties, short, of a slim build with black hair.
PC Francesca Keen based at High Wycombe police station, said: ‘This was a horrific incident which has left the victim understandably shaken.
A thorough investigation has now been launched and we are specifically appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any dashcam footage of it. This includes any vehicles that would have been on the London Road, A40 between High Wycombe and Beaconsfield between 5.30pm and 6.30pm yesterday [Wednesday 13th September 2017] evening.
Equally, if anyone has found a discarded number plate ending in ONS or witnessed any suspicious activity involving a silver Mercedes E250, please let us know.
Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, may help with the investigation and ensure that the offender is brought to justice. If you have any information, please call Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting incident reference 43170272382.‘