A PREGNANT mother told of her terror when armed police "rammed" her family's car as they took her young son home from hospital.

Mother-of-two Shiri Rahman, her husband Abdur, sister Rujeena, and her five-year-old son Mohammed Eesaa were driving home in the early hours of the morning when a fleet of police vehicles swooped.

The family was barricaded in by three cars, one containing armed officers, which crashed into the back of their Lexus, leaving them in shock and with neck and back pain.

Last night, it was revealed their car had the same registration plate as a vehicle with cloned plates that had been used in an armed robbery.

Mrs Rahman, 34, a counter assistant in a chemist shop, said: "You think stuff like this happens in the movies. You don't expect it to happen in real life - even less be in the middle of it."

The family had taken Mohammed Eesaa to the accident and emergency unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary after he developed a temperature. He was diagnosed with a virus, given medication and discharged.

They had just stopped for a fast food takeaway and were driving home along Ingleby Road when the incident happened, at around 12.30am yesterday.

Mrs Rahman, of Chislehurst Place, Little Horton, said: "It all happened in a flash. My husband slowed down to let the car behind us pass. It went in front of us and braked, forcing my husband to stop.

"Another car pulled up beside us and then a third one came up behind and hit us in the back. I was jerked forward and then back in my seat and our food went everywhere.

"We were barricaded in and the car was surrounded by police, there must have been eight or nine of them. I couldn't see any guns, but the police told us the car that hit us was an armed response vehicle.

"They took my husband out of the car. We couldn't understand what was going on. I was shocked. Terrified wasn't the word for it.

"I started to have an anxiety attack. I was finding it difficult to breathe and was panicking. My son was crying in the back."

Mr Rahman, a 35-year-old waiter, was taken into a police car while checks were made, and another officer got in the family's car and took their details.

Mrs Rahman said: "The officer explained they had information the vehicle had been involved in an armed robbery and they had to take full precautions to make sure the robbers did not get away, which is why they had to do what they did."

An ambulance rapid response vehicle went to the scene, but Mrs Rahman claimed the paramedic swore at her and declined to treat them, though she admitted raising her voice and swearing herself because she was distressed and wanted them to be examined. She claimed he had been unsympathetic.

Detective Superintendent Jon Morgan, of Bradford District Police, said: "At 11.59pm on Sunday, February 1, police received information about a vehicle which was believed to have been used in an armed robbery outside of West Yorkshire.

"Following inquiries, a vehicle bearing the suspected number plate was sighted in Ingleby Road, Bradford.

"In accordance with the information received armed officers were deployed to stop the vehicle safely, which resulted in a minor collision.

"Ambulance crews were also requested to attend to a pregnant woman who was inside the vehicle.

"Information was later received that the suspect vehicle had been recovered."

Ben Holdaway, of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, said: “We are aware of the incident that took place on Ingleby Road in Bradford.

“We are keen to speak to the family directly and would urge them to contact our Patient Relations team on 0345 122 0535 so that we can look into this matter further.

“We would like to reassure members of the public that patients’ needs are at the heart of everything we do and providing a safe, responsive and high quality service to the people of Yorkshire is our main priority. However, any attacks on our staff, both verbal and physical, are completely unacceptable and we operate a zero tolerance policy towards violent and aggressive behaviour.”