Stirchley man charged after the theft of a National Crime Agency vehicle

Detectives have charged a man in connection with the theft of a National Crime Agency vehicle stolen from outside a Solihull home.

Police issued an alert on Monday after an unmarked BMW fitted with sirens and blue lights was used by men posing as police officers to flag down a motorist in Small Heath.

The woman rightly suspected the men were bogus PCs and refused to get into the NCA vehicle which was stolen from an address in Shirley following a burglary on Sunday.

Detectives later arrested Kadim Shah, from Lewis Road in Stirchley, on suspicion of involvement in the car theft.

And last night the 19-year-old shop worker was charged with taking a vehicle without consent and driving without insurance or a licence.

Shah is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today.

Enquiries are on-going to locate a second man suspected of being involved.