Man charged with firearms offences after police chase and crash in Balsall Heath

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A Nissan Micra was being pursued by officers after failing to stop, the car collided with another vehicle 

A Birmingham man has been charged with firearms offences after a police chase ended in a collision.

A Nissan Micra was being pursued by officers after failing to stop when it clipped another vehicle on Edward Road, at the junction with Lincoln Street in Balsall Heath, just before 12.50pm on Friday, May 17.

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Hakeem Ebrahim, aged 28, of no fixed address, was arrested and later charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of ammunition without a certificate.

He was due to appear before Birmingham magistrates tomorrow, Monday, May 20.

Police were at the scene in Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, on Friday, May 17.Police were at the scene in Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, on Friday, May 17.
Police were at the scene in Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, on Friday, May 17. | Google Maps

A teenage passenger, who was thrown from the Micra, was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where he remained in a stable condition, West Midlands Police said. He was also under arrest on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

Police were still looking for a third man, who escaped. West Midlands Police stated:

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"Forensic examination of the Nissan continues, as well as CCTV enquiries, and we ask anyone with information to get in touch with us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, or via 101. Please quote log 1869 of 17/5."