23rd May, 2019

Teenager arrested after alleged knifepoint carjacking in Coventry

Felix Nobes 13th Mar, 2019

A TEENAGER has been arrested after an alleged knifepoint carjacking in Coventry.

Police say they were called yesterday (March 12) at 2pm to reports of drug dealing behind flats in Charminster Drive, Stivichall.

They arrested a 17-year-old male driving a white Hyundai.

He was found in possession of a lock-knife and a significant quantity of drugs were also recovered from the car.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “Enquiries showed the vehicle was running on cloned plates and had been stolen during a robbery at 12.30pm on March 3 in Raleigh Road, in the Stoke area of Coventry, during which the victim suffered a cut to his chest.

“The teenager was arrested on suspicion of car theft, drug dealing and knife possession and remains in police custody.

“We’re determined to tackle knife crime in the city and drive out the culture of people − mainly teenage boys and young men − feeling comfortable carrying knives or that they need to arm themselves in the misguided belief it’s for their protection.

“We have increased our marked and unmarked patrol car presence across Coventry as a strong deterrent to anyone considering carrying a knife.

“But we need everyone to play their part in addressing the root causes of knife possession, including parents, teachers, youth workers… indeed anyone who comes into contact with young people and can help influence their decisions.”

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