Dramatic moment cops swoop to arrest two teens, 15, for kidnap after ‘stealing car with owner’s two young kids inside’

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THIS is the moment police swooped to rescue two children after a car was stolen from a driveway with them still inside.

Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap after they allegedly stole a car with children aged two and four inside.

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And police today released an image of an officer holding one of the children saved from the vehicle as the 15-year-old suspects are quizzed.

Detectives in Birmingham were called by a “distraught dad” just after 5pm when his Seat Leon went missing with his young sons inside on Saturday.

Officers rushed to the scene along with dog units and a police helicopter.

It’s claimed the car was driven the wrong way down a dual carriageway during a frightening chase.

However, armed police were finally able to pull the car to a halt on the A38 Bristol Road close to the Bullring shopping centre.

Officials from West Midlands Police say both little ones were found “safe and well inside the car” before being “reunited with their parents at the roadside”.

Two teen boys “ran from the vehicle” after the car came to a halt – but the pair were quickly stopped and arrested, it’s reported.

Both lads are being questioned on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and kidnap.

Chief Inspector Lee Wiggan, of West Mids Police, said the “nightmare” incident was handled within minutes.

“This type of incident is every parent’s worst nightmare,” he said.


“Thankfully, we were able to stop the car and reunite the family less than fifteen minutes after it was stolen.

“It’s a fantastic outcome to what was a very serious, urgent incident.

“My thanks go to the officers involved, as well as West Midlands Ambulance Service for their support.”

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