Three people are hurt as ‘drunk’ motorist ‘ploughs his car into a crowd of revellers after being chucked out of a nightclub’ – as man, 19, is arrested for dangerous driving and GBH
-A drunk clubber was on the run after ploughing into three people in Blackpool
-Police arrested the male who first removed the number plates from his car
-It is understood he was ejected from a bar and went on a rampage
-The incident is not being treated as a terror attack
Police have arrested a ‘drunk’ driver who removed his car number plates and ploughed into a group of revellers after being ejected from a bar.
Three people are being treated by medics for injuries – none of which are understood to be life threatening – after the man was booted out of a club and jumped into a car.
Blackpool Police said a 19-year-old from West Yorkshire, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, drink/drug driving and GBH.
The incident, which occurred at 11.50pm last night in the town centre, is not being treated as a terror attack.
None of the injuries are believed to be serious and the incident is not being treated as terrorism-related.
Revellers enjoying a night out spoke of being held in clubs and bars in the immediate aftermath.
Emma Randall wrote: “Currently stuck in a club in Blackpool everywhere is on lockdown :/ hope noone has been hurt x”
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “Our officers in Blackpool are investigating an incident involving what is believed to be a drunken driver who has collided with a number of pedestrians in the town centre.
“The vehicle has been located and recovered and our enquiries are now focusing on arresting the driver and supporting the injured pedestrians.
“Thankfully, no persons have been reported having serious injuries. The investigation is being coordinated locally and is not linked to any terrorist act.
“If anyone has any mobile phone or CCTV footage of the incident, please would you contact Lancashire Police on telephone number 101 and quote log 1862 of 14th April.”
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