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Girl, 14, leads police on car chase in Birmingham

Chester Road in Castle Vale Image copyright Google
Image caption The Peugeot crashed in Chester Road just before 21:30 BST, police said

A 14-year-old girl left police "shocked" when they found she was behind the wheel of a car that crashed as they pursued it in Birmingham.

Officers followed a suspected stolen car in Chester Road, Castle Vale, on Sunday evening, police said.

Traffic officers tweeted the car "came to a halt after a minor crash" and when they went to speak to its two occupants they found they were girls aged 14.

"Necessary referrals etc will be put in place... #Shocking", they tweeted.

Both girls were detained at the scene.

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A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: "Officers pursuing a suspected stolen car in Chester Road, Castle Vale detained two 14-year-olds after the car came to a stop following a collision on the road."

Both girls had been "referred to the necessary authorities", she added.

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