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Hall Green driveway carjacking: Woman seriously injured

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Image caption Debris was strewn across the pavement on Boden Road in Hall Green following the carjacking

A woman was seriously injured when she was hit by a reversing car stolen in a carjacking.

A group of masked men first assaulted a man who was the driver of a Mercedes that was on a driveway in Boden Road in Hall Green, Birmingham, at about 17:30 BST on Wednesday.

He was then thrown from the vehicle and the men got in.

The woman, who is related to the man, was struck as the car was reversed across the pavement during the getaway.

Police described the woman as a "pedestrian" but would not say whether she had been an occupant of the vehicle, or the house outside which the car was parked.

Image caption The stolen car was reversed into a wall before it hit the woman

Neighbour Zahida Alam said she returned home from shopping at about 18:00 and saw the woman lying in the road.

"She was badly hurt," she said.

The woman remained in hospital with multiple serious injuries, West Midlands Ambulance Service said. The man was uninjured.

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Image caption A cordon was put in place on Boden Road

David Jamieson, West Midlands police and crime commissioner, said carjackings were "on the up" in the region, adding "criminals are becoming more brazen".

The force said it was too early to say if this carjacking is linked to another attack in the Bordesley Green area on Monday when a man was pulled from his Mercedes by a group of men who smashed the car windows.

The men made off without the car after residents on Yardley Green Road - the scene of the attempted robbery - intervened.

Police said a possible link between the attacks would form part of their inquiries.

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