British police are searching for two men after a four-week old baby was driven away when her mother’s car was carjacked in Birmingham.

The baby was reunited with her mother after she was abandoned at a health centre around 45 minutes later.

West Midlands Police released a photograph of Clare O'Neill and her daughter Eliza in hospital where Ms O'Neill is recovering after being injured during the incident.

She had arrived at her home in Birmingham yesterday afternoon, with baby Eliza in a car seat in the back of the car, when two men demanded her car keys.

As she desperately tried to get her daughter out the Audi A3, the men drove off leaving her injured in the street.

A massive police operation was launched involving dozens of specialist officers and a helicopter, in a bid to find the baby.

Eliza was discovered by an ambulance crew at Small Heath health centre, still in her car seat and and described by police as "blissfully unaware of the drama she had been involved in".

She was reunited with her mother in hospital.

Detective Inspector Jim Munro, of West Midlands Police, said: "This incident has shocked the whole of our force area and we will leave no stone unturned in our search for the offenders.

"We have a team of officers trawling through CCTV and speaking to residents in Marie Drive, as well as fast-tracking forensic analysis of the baby seat."