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Yardley car-jacking: Boy charged in connection with pregnant woman's ordeal

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Image caption Police previously released CCTV of two suspects

A teen has been charged in connection with a car-jacking in which a heavily pregnant woman had noxious spray squirted into her eyes.

Two people approached the then-eight-month pregnant woman after she parked her VW Golf in a Birmingham car park in December 2016.

She tried to run away but was dragged to the floor before the attackers stole her keys and smashed her phone.

The charged boy, 15, is accused of robbery and possession of CS spray.

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He was arrested at his Small Heath home on Thursday, police said, and was due to appear at Birmingham Youth Court on Friday.

Two firearms and suspected stolen property were seized by police during a search.

The woman was treated for minor injuries in hospital following her ordeal near Yew Tree car park, opposite Frogmoor Lane, Yardley, on 11 December 2016.

Police said then she and her unborn child were "doing well".

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