A MAN from Kidderminster who is believed to be involved in an attempted car jacking was found hiding in a garden in Wolverhampton.

The 20-year-old, from Kidderminster, was detained in Church Walk in Wolverhampton at around 6pm on Wednesday, October 14.

Police believe he had been driving a stolen Seat Altea and had also tried to car jack a VW Golf in Tettenhall Road earlier that day.

He was one of 80 people in West Midlands Police's cells on Thursday.

Another temporary resident in the cells was a man charged with possessing a sub-machine gun.

Officers stopped a car on the M5 between junctions 3 and 4 on Tuesday afternoon and seized the pistol from a rucksack along with 20 rounds of ammunition.

Ross Braithwaite, from Holloway Lane in Redditch, was charged with possessing a banned firearm and ammunition.

The 31-year-old appeared in court via video link from the cell block and has been remanded into prison until his next court appearance on November 12.

Police are increasingly holding ‘virtual’ court appearances with a live link from their custody facility in order to minimise footfall in the courts and to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infections.

Another man who appeared via video link on Thursday was Nathan Preece, of no fixed address, who is accused of making a hoax bomb threat.

It’s alleged the 23-year-old dialled 999 in the early hours of Wednesday morning from Walsall High Street, claiming to be in possession of explosives.

Preece was arrested after being located on the corner of High Street and Field Road, Bloxwich, and later charged with making a bomb hoax and knife possession.

He appeared via video link in court on Thursday and was remanded into prison until his next court date on November 3.