the family experienced ‘every parent’s worst nightmare’ after their car was stolen with two children still inside in Birmingham.
West Midlands Police were contacted by the children’s ‘distraught’ father after his car was taken away with his two young boys, aged two and four, still inside.
Police responded quickly, with response, traffic and firearms officers immediately dispatched with dog units and a helicopter.
Officers chased the vehicle, which at one point drove in the wrong direction on a two-lane road with the children inside.
However, officers were able to stop the car on the A38 Bristol Road near the Belgrave interchange.
Two 15-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with the crime. They are being questioned on suspicion of motor vehicle theft and kidnapping.
Force Incident Director, Chief Inspector Lee Wiggan said the incident was “every parent’s worst nightmare”.
“This type of incident is every parent’s worst nightmare, but luckily we were able to stop the car and reunite the family within fifteen minutes of it being stolen,” he said.
“This is a fantastic outcome to what was a very serious and urgent incident and I thank the officers involved as well as the West Midlands Ambulance Service for their support.