Car-jacking suspects arrested after crashing into a bus

West Midlands Police have arrested two car-jacking suspects after they failed to stop for patrol officers in Birmingham city centre.

Patrol cops spotted a stolen Vauxhall Astra on Snow Hill at 5.35pm yesterday (18/12) and monitored it as the occupants travelled into Summer Hill Road. They were indicated to pull over but failed to stop.

Moments later the Astra collided with a bus in Wimbourne Road, trapping one of the suspects in the car.

The driver, a 34-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of robbery, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police. He remains in police custody.

A 37-year-old passenger was cut from the car by fire crew and taken to hospital for treatment to a back injury. No-one on the bus was hurt.

Officers understood the Vauxhall Astra was stolen during an armed carjacking in Shaftmoor Lane in Hall Green on 9 December in which the victim was hit with a hammer.