DETECTIVES are hunting for a thief who stole a car from a driveway in Hurst.

A man turned up to view a black Audi A3 advertised for sale in Dunt Lane between 8.50-pm on Thursday last week (August 21).

When the engine was started the offender got it and drove off. The car owner, a 40-year-old man, clung on to the car and was dragged across the driveway.

He suffered a fractured left shoulder and a fractured right foot in the incident and was unable to stop the car from leaving.

Investigating officer Det Con Colin Mccarlie said: "This was a nasty incident which left the victim needing hospital treatment for some serious injuries.

"I am keen to speak to anyone who has any information about this incident or anyone who recognises the description of the offender." The offender was white, 25-30 years old, around 5ft 11ins, average build, with short brown hair and a top lip that was distinctively thicker than the bottom lip.

He was wearing a white collared short sleeved T-shirt, which possibly had a Reebok motif across the front, and three quarter length trousers.

Call Det Con Mccarlie on 08458 505505 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.