This is the moment police rammed a crazed driver who tore through city streets at more than 80mph.
Atif Ayub raced along busy roads including Lawley Middleway and Fort Parkway and at one point tried to drive the wrong way into oncoming traffic.
But the six-minute chase was ended when police rammed his car, leaving it trapped between a tree and their vehicle.
The chase happened on January 17 this year when Ayub, 25, made off from a police patrol unit in Saltley.
Specially-trained officers from the Central Motorway Police Group intercepted him on Fort Parkway at around 3.45pm.
But Ayub raced away – reaching speeds in excess of 80mph – and jumped several red lights. At one point he was on the verge of turning into Lawley Middleway into the path of oncoming traffic.
In a bid to stop him, police “stung” his car, then CMPG officers deliberately collided with the side of Ayub’s Seat Leon – trapping him against a tree.
When he was searched, he was found with several car keys but it was unclear where they had come from and there was not enough evidence to charge him with car thefts.
At Birmingham Crown Court Ayub, of Belchers Lane, Ward End, admitted dangerous driving and driving without a licence or insurance. He was jailed for 12 months and also disqualified from driving for four-and-a-half years and must pass an extended re-test if he wishes to get his licence back.
Sgt Lee Froggatt from CMPG, said: “Officers used their specialist training and tactics to bring a reckless driver to a safe stop and prevent other road users being harmed.
“When Ayub headed the wrong way into Lawley Middleway the risk level increased. But the officers quickly spotted the road was clear and took Ayub’s Leon out before he could pose a danger to anyone else.
“This was an excellent example of an appropriate and proportionate use of tactical contact to bring a pursuit of a dangerous driver to an end.”