VIDEO: Shocking CCTV shows man getting knocked to the ground by his own stolen van
Police in Manchester have released footage of a man being knocked over by his own van while trying to stop a person from robbing it.
The video shows footage from a petrol station, where a man had parked his car and gone to pay for petrol.
A man is then seen walking towards the van and jumping in. The owner jumps into action to save his precious vehicle.
The footage then shows a motorist get knocked to the ground after dashing to stop the thief from stealing his van.
Police have released CCTV of the incident, which happened at about 12.15pm on Monday December 29 at Dean Service Station on Oldham Road in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.