Police release picture of carjacking mum and baby

Ms O'Neill was injured when thieves stole her Audi in Birmingham with four-week-old Eliza inside (picture West Midlands Police)

Ms O'Neill was injured when thieves stole her Audi in Birmingham with four-week-old Eliza inside (picture West Midlands Police)

Friday, July 20, 2018

Police have released a picture of Clare O'Neill and her baby daughter Eliza after their car-jacking ordeal.

Ms O'Neill was injured when thieves stole her Audi in Acocks Green, Birmingham, on Thursday, with four-week-old Eliza inside.

She arrived home at around 4pm where two men demanded her car keys. As she tried to get Eliza out of the car, the men drove off leaving her injured, West Midlands Police said.

Eliza was found safe and well at a health centre 45 minutes later.

In a statement, released through West Midlands Police, Clare O'Neill said: "Eliza is thankfully safe and well, but the people responsible clearly knew she was in my car when it was taken, putting the life of our four-week-old at risk as a result of their personal greed.

"I have now been discharged from hospital and have sustained facial injuries, which include bruising, a broken tooth and severe pain in my right arm.

"This was caused by the wheel of my car running me over whilst I battled to stop my daughter being taken.

"Due to the injury to my arm I am now unable to hold Eliza for the next four or so weeks.

"I am appealing for people to come forward with any information about who is responsible or behind this. The life of my daughter was endangered by the reckless behaviour of those involved."