Boys, 15, charged after car stolen with two young children inside

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The force said "thankfully" the children were reunited with their parents a short time later

Two teenage boys have been charged with kidnap after a car was stolen in Birmingham with the owner's two children inside, police have said.

West Midlands Police was contacted on Saturday shortly before 17:00 GMT by the children's "distraught" father.

He reported his car had been stolen with his sons - aged two and four - still inside.

Two boys, from Birmingham, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been remanded in custody.

They are due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Monday morning.

As well as the two kidnap charges, both boys face charges of aggravated theft of a motor vehicle.

One of the teens has also been charged with dangerous driving, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

"Thankfully both children were found safe and well inside the car and reunited with their parents at the roadside a short time later," West Midlands Police said.

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