Two men arrested after police chase stolen car containing guns and drugs in West Bromwich

West Midlands Police said officers spotted a stolen Mercedes on Tuesday and learned it had been taken from Coventry a month earlier.

Officers recognized the stolen vehicle after it failed to stop in Orchard Road, Yew Tree, West Bromwich, at around 5.15pm on Tuesday.

After a chase, the occupants of the car exited the vehicle and attempted to flee. Two men were arrested a short time later.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “We have arrested two men after a stolen vehicle was spotted by officers in Sandwell.

“Last night, just before 5.15pm, officers spotted a Mercedes that failed to stop on Orchard Road, Yew Tree. Following a chase, the occupants fled the vehicle and two people were arrested.”

The spokesman added: “Checks revealed the vehicle was stolen in Coventry last month.

“During a search of the vehicle and occupants, a litter and quantity of cannabis was discovered.”

A bullet was also discovered at an associated address and will undergo forensic tests.

A 22-year-old man from Sandwell has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, possession of drugs and theft of a motor vehicle.

Another man, aged 19, also from Sandwell, was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft and drug possession.

The two remain in police custody for questioning.