A PENSIONER has been left injured after he was allegedly dragged around 30ft along a Test Valley road in an attempt to stop two men from stealing his model train.

At approximately 12pm on Monday (June 7), two unknown men entered a 75-year-old's garden and snatched a model train worth £6,000 from the shed.

The owner pursued them and the suspects tried to escape in a car driven by a third man in Manor Road, Chilworth.

The victim got hold of his train as the car drove off and is believed to have been dragged around 30ft along the road at speed before letting go.

Now police are on the hunt for the getaway car, which is believed to have been last seen in Chilworth Road, Chilworth.

It is described as a dark blue Volkswagen Golf, having a partial index of “YH04” and a smashed rear windscreen covered with brown parcel tape.

The suspects are described as white, aged around 30 to 40-years-old and one of them was 5ft 8in tall, bald, of heavy build, and wore a grey hoodie and jeans.

The driver is also believed to go by the name Paul.

The victim had minor injuries and was helped back home by staff from a nearby nursing home.

PC Mike Elwood said: “If you have seen a model train like this recently or been offered to buy one, we want to hear from you.

“Similarly, we are keen to trace the car and its occupants and want to speak to any witnesses to this incident, which could have resulted in much more serious injuries to a vulnerable member of the community.”

If you have any information, call 101 or report it online, quoting the reference number 44210221809.