Police have released footage of the moment they recused a baby that had been kidnapped.

Police issued an urgent appeal to trace the baby, they received two reports of possible sightings and quickly moved in.

Moments later they were on 70mph chase with the missing baby inside.

Cops managed to stop the Vauxhall Astra after making tactical contact in Bickenhill Lane near Birmingham airport.

Cops wearing body-worn cameras shows the moments that the baby was safely pulled from the passenger seat unharmed.

Cops reach out and pull the baby from the car while Dempsey was being arrested from behind the wheel of the car with the engine still running.

Cops quickly took care for the baby by placing it in a jacket before being able the check the baby was unharmed they kept him warm.

One officer strokes the tot’s face to comfort the boy, saying: “Hi, it’s OK.

And when the baby begins to cry, the kind-hearted officer picked the baby up to cradle him adding: “Alright, monkey.”

West Midlands Police Chief Inspector Ian Ingram said: “Despite the commotion − with blue lights flashing and sirens blaring − the baby stayed remarkably calm throughout the ordeal and only cried when officers started cleaning him up.

“The video shows the human side of policing… caring for a little baby with compassion and tenderness just moments after a dynamic pursuit.

“It was such a relief we were able to reunite mum and son.”

Mum Chantelle Forrester later thanked West Midlands Police for reuniting her with her baby boy.

She said: “I’ll forever be grateful to the officers who brought my baby home.

“He was gone for about 36 hours but it felt like a lifetime.”

Dempsey appeared in Birmingham Crown Court yesterday having admitted child abduction, failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, theft and motoring offences.

He was jailed for 27 months.

The court heard how the 35-year-old − who is known to Ms Forrester − stayed at the Sutton Coldfield address overnight on April 2 and 3 but disappeared with the baby in the morning.

West Midlands Police’s appeal was shared widely across social media and prompted two 999 calls that proved crucial in helping officers trace his Vauxhall Astra.

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