A father was attacked by a teenage gang who threatened to kill his six-year-old son before stealing his car from outside his Manchester home.
Walli Ullah, 45, was getting out of his car in Old Broadway, Didsbury, on Wednesday evening when the five youths demanded car keys, money and jewellery.
He was punched in the face and stomach, and threats were made against his son.
CCTV images show the youths roaming in the garden before attacking Mr Ullah in front of his son and stealing his car.
At one point, the youngster's figure can be seen emerging from the car as the gang surround and assault his father.
The youths fled in the car, a red convertible Peugeot 207, but were forced to get out when it ran out of petrol after 200 yards. They are thought to have run off into Fog Lane Park.
Old Broadway is an exclusive tree-lined road in a conservation area between Withington and Didsbury in south Manchester.
These men are clearly willing to use whatever violence they deem necessary
Det Insp Will Chatterton
Mr Ullah said: "My six year old is stood there, petrified, rooted to the spot and he is seeing me being attacked by these men.
"I'm on the floor, being kicked and punched and they're shouting and screaming at me, and then the next minute I'm being dragged up and they're saying: 'We'll kill your son.'
"I'm thinking, what's going to happen next, are they going to pull a knife on me? Are they going to hurt my son?"
Det Insp Will Chatterton, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "This was a violent attack on a man who had no chance of defending himself.
"What concerns me even more is the fact that these men carried out the assault in front of a small child and even threatened to harm the child if the victim did not give them what they wanted.
"These men are clearly willing to use whatever violence they deem necessary and it is vital that we catch them before someone is more seriously injured."
He added the boy had been left very upset and Mr Ullah, although not seriously injured, was extremely shaken.
The offenders are aged between 15 and 17 with local accents and all were wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
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