A PENSIONER has described a horrifying car-jacking ordeal in which he says he was threatened with an axe by two thugs.

Phelyp Bennett, aged 74, was confronted by the men in the car park at Tesco's Chew Valley Road, Greenfield store.

They swooped as he he got out his car. Mr Bennett heard their voices and turned round to see the two men - one short and one taller.

He said: "One had an axe in his hand. They told me that if I didn't hand my car keys over I would get an axe in my head. He said 'give us your keys or you are going to get this'.

"I was thinking it was going to go in my head.

"It was all very quick. They drove off in my car, followed by another vehicle. I was fumbling, trying to phone the police.

"When I finished work the Wednesday after, I started to shake because of what had happened. I was in delayed shock. I kept walking it through in my mind.

"I was focusing on this axe. I started to hyperventilate. I thought I was going to have a heart attack."

Mr Bennett described the weapon as a domestic axe, around 12 inches long.

He believes his blue Fiat Panda vehicle was the stolen vehicle described by police as featuring in the Derker Metrolink attack, reported in last week's Oldham Times.

The incident happened at around 9.25pm when Mr Bennett had just arrived for work on Sunday, March 18. The car park was empty apart from one other vehicle.

A police spokeswoman said: "Shortly after 9.30pm on Sunday, March 18, police were called to reports of a robbery at a supermarket in Chew Valley Road, Greenfield.

"Two offenders had approached a man in his car and demanded his keys.

"They then fled the scene in the man's car.

"Enquiries into the full circumstances around this incident are ongoing."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 1988 of March 18, 2018.