A driver's dashcam caught the terrifying moment a man was chased by armed attackers in the middle of a roundabout, before being thrown onto the bonnet of a moving car.
As reported by Birmingham Live, armed attackers - equipped with a hammer and machete - surround their target at the junction of Queen's Road and Londonderry Road in Smethwick, West Midlands.
Details of horrifying incident, which took place on September 11, were released after police confirmed a 31-year-old man was stabbed on Londonderry Road around 4pm on the same day.
The images were captured at 4.20pm and show a victim being hit with a hammer before he was hurled onto a moving vehicle at a roundabout.
As he fell off the front of the vehicle onto the ground, the machete-wielding attacker repeatedly tried to slash him.
A fourth man in blue then ran in to intervene. He grabbed hold of the man armed with the blade before the incident continued off camera.
West Midlands Police said a boy aged 15 and a 34-year-old woman were arrested in connection with the stabbing incident, understood to have been linked to the video footage.
Both were later released under investigation.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police previously told BlackCountryLive : “We’ve launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in Londonderry Road, Smethwick, on September 11.
“We received lots of calls about the attack which happened just after 4pm.
“The 31-year-old local man was taken to hospital and was discharged after treatment."
The statement urged witnesses who had not been in touch with the force to come forward.
The spokesperson said: “We’d like to thank everyone who called us about this crime and who has already shared CCTV and photos with us. We really appreciate your help.
“If you haven’t already got in touch, or if you have dash-cam footage, message us on Live Chat via our website west-midlands.police.uk quoting reference number 2874 -110921.
“Want to remain 100 per cent anonymous? Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Tell them what you know, not who you are.”