One of the country’s most wanted men, who car-jacked a young mother and sped off with her toddlers still strapped in the back, has been jailed for 10 years.
Police flooded Slade Road in Erdington, Birmingham, on April 3 last year, after reports of men trying to kick down the back door of a family home.
Cedric Brown, who was already wanted for a Bristol burglary in 2010, where he had tied up a husband and wife, and slashed them with a knife, was spotted running from the scene.
His getaway car was quickly picked up by police, so he tried to evade capture by car-jacking a Ford Focus in Somerset Road.
The 26-year-old owner of the car was preparing for a nursery run, as Brown dragged her from the car and drove off with her two-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son still in the back.
Brown, a career criminal, was armed with a Second World War replica dagger, and was cornered by police in a cul-de-sac, and was overpowered by officers.
Today, he admitted car-jacking robbery and possessing an offensive weapon, at Birmingham Crown Court.