The man found seriously ill in the carpark of Mansfield’s National Tyres yesterday was run over as offenders stole his car, it has emerged.
Police launched an investigation after Carl ‘Glassback’ Denny was found unconscious in the car park of the Chesterfield Road South garage at about 1.15pm on Tuesday 24th June.
Mr Denny, who is understood to be the manager at the business, sustained serious head injuries in the incident, where thieves made off with his BMW.
In information circulated to local residents by Nottinghamshire Police, it states: “Unfortunately the owner of the vehicle was run over by the offenders as they made good their escape.”
Colleagues at National Tyres this morning said that Mr Denny was ‘hopefully on the mend’ after being rushed to the intensive care unit at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre.
His car was stolen in the incident and police are seeking to trace Mr Denny’s light-coloured BMW, registration DV06 VCW, which was driven off towards the town centre.
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident or saw the car as it left the car park to come forward.
They would also like to speak to a white man with a shaved head, wearing shorts, who was outside the building at the time of the theft.
Friends have also launched a social media campaign which includes a picture of Mr Denny’s vehicle, urging people to contact police with information.
It states that Mr Denny was: “Run over and left for dead.”
Mr Denny’s wife Alison declined to comment when she was contacted by Chad, but friends have left dozens of messages on social media wishing the couple well.
If you saw anything or have any information please call police on 101.
PICTURED: A photograph of Mr Denny’s car being circulated on social media.