A taxi driver who helped officers arrest a violent robber who attacked a pregnant woman with a hammer in Dudley has received a West Midlands Police award.
Muhammad Ilyas was driving past when he saw the horror attack which left the woman - aged in her 30s - with a fractured skull in Dixons Green on 28 October 2016.
As a fellow passer-by went to comfort the victim - who had a child with her - Mr Ilyas joined another man in following the attacker to ensure he didn’t escape.
Officers arrived promptly and arrested the 49-year-old attacker where it emerged he had tried to snatch an elderly woman’s handbag just minutes earlier.
He went on to be jailed for a minimum of ten years at the Crown Court in Wolverhampton.
Mr Ilyas, aged 25 from Dudley, has been awarded a Chief Constable’s Good Citizens Award in recognition of his bravery and public-spirited actions.
This was recently handed over at an awards ceremony at the force’s Tally Ho! base.