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Two men arrested with high-tech help after stolen car hits member of the public in Bloxwich

Two men were arrested after a stolen car hit a member of the public and another car in Bloxwich, only for its two occupants to flee the scene.

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The person fortunately escaped with minor injuries after being hit by the car in Bloxwich, police said.

The Eye in the Sky team from West Midlands Police was called into action on Monday afternoon after it was reported that a stolen car had crashed into another car and two occupants had run off.

One car was left buried in a wall and another on top of roadside barriers, which were left severely damaged.

The drone footage shows the two men hiding behind a fence. Photo: WMP Eye in the Sky

Drones from West Midlands Police were deployed across the area, with a heat source detected by a drop over the backyard of a house and the two men then spotted hiding next to a fence.

The officers were called in and two men were arrested with the help of police dogs.

The two men are arrested following the search by police. Photo: WMP Eye in the Sky

A spokesman for WMP Eye in the Sky said: "A stolen car in Bloxwich crashed into an innocent member of public and the offenders made off.

"There was great area containment by Response WMP and a drone deployed, with a heat source detected by the drone.

Thermal imaging of the area shows where the two men were hiding. Photo: WMP Eye in the Sky

"Officers were talked in and two offenders detained by officers and WMP Dogs.

"Thankfully, it is believed only minor injuries suffered to the members of the public."

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