THREE victims of unsolved crimes in the Bradford district are being featured on the new Crimewatch Roadshow series which starts today on BBC One.

The series, which will air at 9.15am each day for the next four weeks, aims to help get offenders locked up for their crimes, and last year helped police make more than 60 arrests.

There will also be tips and advice, as well as the latest crime-fighting gadgets, to help people lower their risk of being victims of crime.

The first episode today features 76-year-old Sheila Meskimmon, who was the victim of a hammer attack in Cleckheaton earlier this year.

She was walking down Spen Valley Greenway at about 2.30pm on Monday, May 8, when a man attacked her, hitting her on the head with the tool leaving her with a serious head injury, and also stole her purse containing £300 and bank cards.

On tomorrow’s show, Philip Stead, who was left seriously injured after thieves stole his Mitsubishi pick-up from the driveway of his home in Felcourt Drive, Holme Wood, and ran him over as he tried to stop the theft.

The 51-year-old grandfather was left in a coma and suffered a smashed pelvis, broken ribs, a punctured lung and extensive flesh wounds in the incident.

It still affects him psychologically to this day, more than a year later.

Mr Stead, who works for Associated Waste Management in Shipley, is still in constant pain and has to take 24 tablets a day.

His car was found in Bell House Avenue, Bierley, Bradford, hours after it was stolen, but no-one has yet been charged by police for the crime.

On the show, Mr Stead will speak about how his injuries and the incident have affected him, and appeal for anyone with information to come forward to police.

Speaking to the Telegraph & Argus in May this year, Mr Stead’s wife Lorraine said: “We want justice. It won’t make things better overnight but it will help start the healing process.

“There was no need for them to run Philip over, they could have just jumped out of the car and run for it and that would have been the end of it.”

On Thursday, the victim of an attack at Bowling Cemetery earlier this year will also recount her ordeal on the programme.

Susan Steel was punched to the ground by a man who then threatened to hit her with a rock, before stealing her credit cards, car keys, and mobile phone, on Wednesday, January 25.

She was in the cemetery photographing gravestones as part of a local history project when she was attacked.

During the programme she will appear alongside West Yorkshire Police officers who will show CCTV footage of a man they want to trace cycling away from the cemetery shortly after the attack.