Armed police arrest man on suspicion of kidnapping young boy after he was confronted in his car by an angry mob
Dramatic footage shows the moment armed police arrested a man for ‘kidnapping a young boy’ after he was set upon by an angry mob.
A woman can be heard screaming ‘You tried to steal my son’ in the Winson Green area of Birmingham at around 3.15pm on Monday.
Residents appear to attack the driver of a red Vauxhall while onlookers shout ‘Let the police deal with him’, before armed officers arrive and arrest him.
Locals come out to see the scenes unfold as police escort the shirtless man away.
Officers had attended following reports of a child being taken and bundled into a car.
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of kidnap, and taken to hospital.
Residents appear to attack the driver of a red Vauxhall while onlookers shout ‘Let the police deal with him’, before armed officers arrive and arrest him
Residents are pictured at the scene in Winson Green, Birmingham, on Monday afternoon
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: ‘We received reports of a child being grabbed and put in a car following disorder in Winson Green at around 3.15pm today (14 June).
‘The child was promptly removed from the vehicle and was not injured.
‘A man has been detained on suspicion of kidnap but taken to hospital for treatment. He will be questioned when fit to do so.
‘Currently it’s thought those involved are known to each other, however our enquiries are at an early stage.
‘Anyone with information can contact us via live chat or by calling 101. Quote log 3053 of 14 June.’
Residents come out to see the scenes unfold as police escort the shirtless man away
Residents are seen gathering around the red Vauxhall Astra as the scenes unfold
Residents confront the driver of the red Vauxhall Astra in Birmingham on Monday afternoon