Birmingham & Black Country

Heavily pregnant woman breaks arm in carjacking

A heavily pregnant woman has broken her arm and dislocated her shoulder during a carjacking in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Police said she had pulled over in Melville Road to take bags out of the car's boot when a man ran across the road and jumped behind the wheel.

The 38-year-old, who is eight months pregnant, was hurt as she clung to the doorframe and tried to stop him.

Detectives said it is only "good fortune" that her unborn child was not harmed.

The incident happened just after 18:00 BST on 7 August and police are appealing for witnesses.

Det Con Steph Warren, from West Midlands Police, said: "The victim suffered some nasty injuries as a result of the theft and it's only good fortune that her unborn baby was not injured.

"This was a violent theft against a victim who was clearly in the latter stages of pregnancy…the robber had a total disregard for both the safety of the woman and her baby."

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