Police recover four-week-old baby in backseat of vehicle stolen in Acocks Green car-jacking - The Solihull Observer

Police recover four-week-old baby in backseat of vehicle stolen in Acocks Green car-jacking

Solihull Editorial 19th Jul, 2018 Updated: 19th Jul, 2018   0

POLICE have recovered a four-week-old baby who was still in the backseat of a vehicle stolen in a car-jacking in Acocks Green.

A police search was launched after a grey Audi A3 S was allegedly stolen on Marie Drive, Acocks Green, just after 4pm with the offenders unaware there was a baby girl in the backseat as they drove off towards Solihull, police suspect.

The baby was found unharmed and will be returned to her mother who suffered leg injuries in the car-jacking.

Police say they are continuing the search for the stolen vehicle.

In a series of updates on the West Midlands Police Breaking Twitter account, police appealed for information which would help trace the baby and the car.

It tweeted: “Dozens of officers are currently responding to a car-jacking in Acocks Green where a four-week-old baby girl was still in a car seat in the back – more details to follow.”

Police then tweeted: “We are urgently looking for a grey Audi A3 S line with the reg no. BJ66 YLV in connection with the car-jacking from Marie Drive in Acocks Green just after 4pm.”

Another Tweet read: “We would also ask you to look out for the child in case the offenders have realised what they have on board and abandoned her. Our priority is the baby’s safe return. Call 101.”

Police then Tweeted: “Extensive police resources are looking for the car and are asking you for help – call us on 101. We believe it travelled towards #Solihull.”

At about 5.15pm, police Tweeted: “GREAT NEWS! Baby found safe and well! The four-week-old was left at a health centre and will shortly be re-united with her mother who has been taken to hospital after sustaining leg injuries in the car-jacking.”

An update read: “Mum and baby will be re-united shortly, but we still have officers looking for a grey Audi A3 S line after the car-jacking in Acocks Green – have you seen it? Call 101.”


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