Hunt continues for Jarrow car snatch gang

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POLICE are continuing their hunt for a gang who tried to drag a woman into their car in Jarrow.

A 20-year-old woman was making her way along Hill Street, at 2.05pm on Wednesday, when a car with three men inside pulled up alongside her.

One of the passengers began asking the woman for directions through the open window before getting out of the vehicle claiming he couldn’t hear her.

He then grabbed the woman’s shoulders from behind and attempted to cover her mouth. At the same time, the second passenger attempted to pull the woman inside the car.

The woman bit the first man’s hand who then got back into the car which drove off in the direction of Grange Road.

The first man is described as aged between 25 and 30, approximately 6ft tall, of slim build, with short black hair and thick black stubble on his chin and of Asian appearance. The second man is described as aged between 25 and 30, with short black hair, a moustache and heavy black stubble. He was of Asian appearance.

The car was a red or burgundy vehicle similar to a Ford Fiesta. It was travelling from the direction of Victoria Road East, in Hebburn, when it pulled up alongside the victim.

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