17-year-old arrested as mum and baby threatened at knifepoint in car jacking in Little Lever

Police have arrested a teenager following a collision in Manchester.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after a young mum and her baby were subjected to a terrifying knifepoint robbery.

The mum, 24, was holding her baby when she was forced to hand over her car keys on a car park in Mytham Road, Little Lever, Bolton at 5pm yesterday (2 November).

Police were later called to a car crash on Great Western Street, Manchester, and a 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in custody for questioning.

Detectives are now keen for additional information to help with their enquiries and are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen both or either incident yesterday and especially if any dashcam footage is available involving a dark grey Seat Cupra with the registration XL02 DEC across the period of both incidents over approximately a two-hour period from Bolton to Manchester.

Detective Sergeant Carla Deighton from GMP’s Bolton district said: “We’re treating this incident very seriously and after a quick response from our officers we were able to track down and detain a suspect in relation to what happened.

“I also want to reassure our local community that we have increased high-visibility patrols in the area as a result.

“We understand this incident will cause some serious concern, but we are continuing to work hard to ensure we can bring justice to the victim who was going about their daily business.

“We are now appealing to the public to help with any vital information they have that will help in our investigation and in particular anyone who may have caught the vehicle on their dashcam between 5-7:30pm.”

Call the Neighbourhood Priority Crime Team on 0161 856 5684 quoting log 2272 of 01/11/22.