Robbers drag mum from car before speeding off with young kids aged 4, 5, and 7

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Robbers were filmed dragging a mum from her car before speeding off with her three young children in the back.

Footage captured in Leeds shows two people approach the stationary car before one drags the mum from the driver’s seat in broad daylight.

She is pulled along the pavement by her ankles before two men then get into the the Ford Kuga.

The desperate mum is seen scrambling to her feet before forcing open the driver door.

But the door is then slammed shut by the thug in the driver’s seat before the car is driven off – with the woman’s daughters, aged four, five and seven, in the back.

West Yorkshire Police reported the robbers pulled over shortly afterwards and left the three girls on a nearby street.

Hours later the car was found burnt out.

West Yorkshire Police said: “Four people are due to appear in court today charged over an incident in Leeds where a woman was robbed of her car which was driven off with her three children in.

“The incident happened in Armley Ridge Road at 9am on Saturday (3/10).

“Her Ford Kuga was driven away with her daughters, aged four, five and seven, on board.

“The children were found safe nearby a short time later. The car was found set alight in Rothwell.

“As a result of an investigation by officers from Leeds District Crime Team, Ryan Fraser, aged 26, of Fifth Avenue, Rothwell, has been charged with robbery, kidnap, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

“Tom Woolams, aged 34, of Sixth Avenue, Rothwell; Nicole Swaine, aged 22, of Fifth Avenue, Rothwell; and Rachel Barrow, aged 28, of Sixth Avenue, Rothwell, have been charged with arson and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.”