UPDATED: Police Are Appealing For More Information After A Man Was Killed By Thieves Who Stole His Car In Chorlton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed by thieves who stole his car.

Mike Samwell

Michael Samwell


At around 3am on April 23 police were called to an address on Cranbourne Road in chorlton to reports that  35-year-old Michael Samwell had been hit by his own car as tried to stop thieves from stealing it.

Michael was taken to hospital for treatment, but he sadly died a short time later.

Officers have arrested a 21-year-old male on suspicion of murder, he is now out on bail, police are also looking for other suspects.

Police are also interested in speaking to anyone who saw a blue 5-door BMW 1 Series vehicle in the area, which is believed to have been used by the offenders after the incident, it was found crashed nearby.

Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick from GMP’s major incident team said: “Thanks to the public, we have received a lot of information and support to our investigation.

“We have no identified a blue BMW that as in the area, which we think was used by the offenders to flee the scene and I’m asking the public again to have a think if they saw a blue BMW driving erratically in the area.

“We have set up a DropBox link for anyone who may have caught anything on CCTV or dashcams to send us their footage.

“You may not think what you know is important, but it could be vital to our investigation.”



Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9908, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Submit whatever you have via DropBox :


Categories: Crime, Manchester

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