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Witness appeal after car jacking on the A38, Bromsgrove

Investigating officers are appealing for information in connection with a car jacking in the Bromsgrove/Redditch area.

The incident took place at approximately 8:25pm 11 January on the A38, Lydiate Ash to Bromsgrove.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was in the process of a delivery when two unknown men are reported to have forcefully removed the man from the vehicle.

The men have then taken the victims' phone and have driven off in the vehicle. The victim has attempted to stop the vehicle and suspects, however he was unsuccessful.

The victim was seen to by ambulance services and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

Detective Inspector Gerry Smith of West Mercia Police, said: "We are taking this incident very seriously as the car was taken by force from the victim.

"As a result of the vehicle being taken, the car boot had been opened and due to this the vehicle would've been distinctive to anyone who may have seen it being driven.

"The vehicle, a grey VW Passat Estate, was driven along the A38 Birmingham Road towards junction 1 of the M42.

"If you saw this vehicle or anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time, I would urge you to get in touch as a matter of urgency."

Officers are also keen for anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 645s of 11 January 2018. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website

Issued: 12:35pm, 12 January, DB, Corporate Communications.

Published 12/01/18