Learner driver arrested on suspicion of car-jacking instructor

Police have arrested a learner driver on suspicion of car-jacking his instructor during a lesson in Handsworth's Church Lane in Birmingham yesterday afternoon.

It is believed the 22-year-old driver stopped the car in the middle of a lesson and punched the instructor for questioning him over outstanding debts.

The 22-year-old is currently being questioned by police Credit: PA

Police say the man abandoned the car but returned to punch and kick the 56-year-old instructor before then driving away in the Nissan Note.

The 22-year-old is being questioned on suspicion of robbery and assault.