2 teens arrested for carjacking in Lea Hall

A couple in a Vauxhall Insignia were forced out of their car at 3.40am on Monday (May 9) and police found machetes in the vehicle

Police arrested two teenagers and recovered a stolen car an hour after they were alerted to a carjacking in Lea Hall.

A couple were threatened and forced out of their Vauxhall Insignia at 3.40am this morning (9 May) on Lea Ford Road.

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Officers spotted the car on Tyburn Road and followed it in one of their unmarked car.

The stolen car then crashed into a parked car which rolled into a taxi on Ellerton Road, Kingstanding.

Two 16-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Two machetes were found in the car and they have been recovered for forensic examination, alongside the vehicle.

The driver of the taxi suffered injuries to his hand and was taken to hospital.

West Midlands Police arrest

What has West Midlands Police said about the carjacking in their own words?

A force spokesperson said: “Our professional standards department have been notified, as is standard procedure when a pursued car crashes.

“Catching car thieves is priority for us. We arrested more than 2,300 suspected car thieves and recovered over 1,000 stolen vehicles last year as part of our drive to stop car thieves.

“You can get car security advice and find out what we’re doing to stop car crime on our website: west-midlands.police.uk.”

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