Police said the woman was badly injured following an “altercation” with a man, believed to be known to her, at around 9p, in Beddington Lane last night. Witnesses said the woman was struck by the car following a “domestic” incident, before a man forced the woman into the vehicle. The witness told the Sutton Guardian: “There was a girl standing outside, and I don’t know exactly but it seemed like a domestic situation.
“It started down at the BP garage 150 yards from the pub.
“It escalated into a row, she started walking up the road and he followed her in his car. Things seemed to get out of hand and he drove the car into her virtually right outside the pub.
“Witnesses started screaming, telling him to stop.
“The guy picked her up and threw her as hard as he could into the front seat and sped off at about 70mph.
“A woman tried to stop him, but he was powerfully built, around 6 foot 1, but he just pushed her out of the way.”
Another witness said: “There was a couple arguing. She got on the bonnet of his car and refused to move.
“So then he just drove and ran her over with his car.
“Then he picked her up, put her in the car and drove off.”
One eyewitness report said the woman was placed in the boot of the car.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called at 21:09hrs on Monday, 17 February to reports of a concern for safety of a woman on Beddington Lane, Sutton.
“It was reported that a man and a woman were seen having an altercation before the woman was forced into the car.
“Officers were later notified by the London Ambulance Service that a woman, believed to be the same individual, had been taken to hospital from a nearby address.
“She currently remains in hospital in a potentially life changing condition.
“It is believed the individuals were known to each other.
“Enquiries continue; no arrests have been made.”