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Teenage driver rams Birmingham police car in rush hour chase

Site of old Showcase Cinema on Kingsbury Road, Erdington, Birmingham Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption The police chase ended on Kingsbury Road near the old Showcase Cinema

A 16-year-old boy who rammed into a police car has been arrested after leading officers on a ten-minute car chase.

The teenager drove away when asked to stop by officers on Monday evening in Erdington, Birmingham.

He then led police on a ten-minute chase, going over a central reservation and onto the wrong side of a dual carriageway, police said.

The car was eventually penned in by police despite a car being rammed.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, criminal damage and theft, and has been released on police bail.

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Three more 16-year-olds were in the Ford KA, where stolen registration plates were also discovered, West Midlands Police said.

The other teenagers, two from Hodge Hill and one from Ward End, were arrested for theft.

The underage driver, from Erdington led police on a chase from Ashold Farm Road, into Bromford Lane, Rollason Road and along several residential streets near Rookery Park before being cornered in Kingsbury Road near the old Showcase Cinema, officers said.

Despite the nature of the driving and the age of the driver, nobody was injured and no other vehicles were damaged, said police.

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