A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being pushed out of his car in a violent robbery.

The incident happened at around 9:56pm on Thursday, May 30, after a man in his thirties parked his black Range Rover outside the Co-op supermarket on Maslin Drive, Milton Keynes, and went into the shop.

When he returned, a robber had entered the car through one of the backseat doors and threatened him with an item covered in a plastic bag.

The offender, a black man in his twenties or thirties, then assaulted the victim, causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the concrete pavement.

The robber took advantage of the fall to steal the Range Rover keys and make off with the vehicle.

The man in his thirties was hospitalised with life-threatening injuries and received emergency surgery at John Radcliffe in Oxford for a bleed on the brain.

He also fractured his right eye-socket and two parts of his skill and sustained a number of cuts and bruises on his body.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information about the incident and the perpetrator of the robbery, who is described as around 6 ft tall and wearing dark tracksuit style clothing.

Investigating officer Detective Constable James Schopp, of the Milton Keynes priority crime team, said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation into this concerning incident.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or anyone with information about what happened, to please come forward.

“We are also asking anyone who may have dash-cam or CCTV footage that could assist our enquiry to contact Thames Valley Police.”

Information can be provided by calling 101 or making a report online with the reference number 43240253260.

Anonymous reports can also made to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.