Boy, 8, describes carjacking horror

AN eight-year-old boy has described the moment he thought he was going to die after robbers held a gun to his head before stealing his mother’s car.

Ifnan Aslam, who has cancer, was with his mother, Nabeela Aslam, 27, at a petrol station in Manchester when thieves struck.

They pointed a gun at Ifnan before dragging him out and making off with the family’s BMW X5.

Describing the carjacking horror, Ifnan said he thought the men would shoot him and his mother.

“I was very frightened when the man put the gun to my head”, he said.

“I thought he was going to shoot me and mummy. He pushed the gun into my head and it hurt.”

Ifnan’s mother, Nabeela, said the incident had affected her young son.

“I can’t believe that this has happened to us,” she said.

“You assume that you are fairly safe in a public place in broad daylight.

“Ifnan has been through such a lot and this has really affected him. He is worried about getting back in the car and doesn’t want to go back to that petrol station.”

She added: “That car was my pride and joy and to think that someone feels they have the right to come and take it off me in such a violent way makes me angry.

“This has had a huge impact on our family, particularly Ifnan, but I won’t let it stop me going about my daily business.”

The family’s car was later found abandoned and police are searching for three men in connection with the carjacking.


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