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Burglar who rammed police car is jailed

A burglar who rammed a police car during a failed attempt to flee from officers while driving a stolen vehicle has been jailed for four years.

Kyle Williams sped from cops, shot through red lights and travelled the wrong way down roads after he was spotted in Broad Street, Birmingham, in the early hours of 17 November last year.

The Ford Focus came to a stop in Great King Street, Birmingham before reversing into a police car - causing extensive damage - and Williams fled on foot. The 21-year-old was chased by officers who arrested him.

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Kyle Williams

The Focus had been stolen just four days earlier but enquiries linked it to being used in burglaries in Great Barr.

Cash and personal belongings were taken from an address in Bella Pais Close at around 5.50pm on 16 November, while within the next two hours a burglary in Woodland Mews saw expensive jewellery, laptops and a Toyota Yaris stolen after the keys were swiped from an address.

A search of Williams' vehicle recovered some of the items and further searches at his home found cocaine and cannabis.

Williams, of Firbeck Road, Kingstanding, was convicted of two counts of burglary, dangerous driving, handling stolen goods and possession of drugs. He was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court last Thursday (9 May).

DC Nicola Williams, from force CID, said: "Williams put lives - including our own officers - at risk through his reckless behaviour behind the wheel.

"He was involved in two burglaries less than 12 hours beforehand and without our intervention he could well have struck again."