A 77 year-old woman has been injured as she tried to prevent her car being stolen while she visited a Selly Oak cemetery yesterday afternoon (Friday 27th July). 

The incident happened at just after 2pm at Lodge Hill Cemetery in Weoley Park Road.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson confirmed they were investigating the car-jacking. They said: “Police are investigating a car-jacking in Lodge Hill Cemetery […]. The offender jumped into the silver Mercedes and drove off at around 2.15pm.”

The spokesperson confirmed the car owner had needed medical treatment after her hand was caught in the car door as she tried to stop the thief.

An eye witness said that the woman sustained cuts and bruising as the offender sped off before releasing her hand.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting log number 1502 of 27th July. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org 

Lodge Hill Cemetery image © Google

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