Caught on camera: Car flips into bus shelter after 90mph chase

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This is the moment a car smashed into a bus shelter at the end of a 90mph police chase in Birmingham.

The driver of the Fiat Grande Punto sped away from police when they tried to stop him near the city's Heartlands Hospital.

At the end of the three-minute chase, which weaved through side streets and reached 92 mph, the car crashed near a parade of shops in Bordseley Green.

A man aged 31 and a woman, 29, were pulled free by emergency services and taken to hospital with minor injuries after the crash, which happened at around 1.40am on Saturday.

Both were later arrested on suspicion of stealing the car and were released on bail today

Investigating officer, Sergeant Andy Edwards, said: "To date we've not been able to identify the owner of the Punto - so we would be keen to hear from anyone who may be able to help us with our investigation."

"The car was being driven extremely dangerously and if anyone had been standing on that pavement at the time there could've been much graver consequences.

"The driver clearly had no regard for public safety so it was crucial the traffic officers, who are highly trained to drive safely at speed, brought him to a stop as soon as possible."

Anyone who has any information about the vehicle should call CID at Stechford on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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