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Arrest after Bartley Green 'carjack' CCTV released

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Media captionThe victim suffered a fractured finger and bruising to her body.

A man has been arrested after footage of an apparent "carjack", which saw a woman dragged alongside her own car, was released.

CCTV captured in Bartley Green, Birmingham, shows the victim being pulled into the road opposite her driveway.

West Midlands Police said she suffered a fractured finger and "significant bruising".

A 25-year-old man from Weoley Castle was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

He was released on police bail on Tuesday pending further inquiries, the force said.

The woman had parked outside her home in Kitwell Lane and left the keys in the ignition, police said.

In the footage, a man can be seen entering the car, causing the victim to run towards it.

Image caption A man can be seen running towards the car at the start of the footage
Image caption The victim returned to her car in a bid to stop it being driven away
Image caption But she was dragged into the road opposite as the car continued to move

She can be seen opening the driver's side door before the vehicle moves off, dragging her along with it.

Police said the car was recovered on 30 January, the day after the recording was made.

They said the car was being forensically examined and appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

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