Man arrested after pedestrians struck on Blackpool promenade

British police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after a car struck a number of pedestrians on the promenade in Blackpool, England.

Police were called at 5.25am on Saturday to reports a red Peugeot had driven at a small group of people near to the city’s North Pier.

Officers attended and the vehicle was followed and later brought to a controlled stop on a residential street as the driver fled the scene.

Following a search of the area, a 30-year-old man from Manchester was arrested a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.

The group of pedestrians also left the scene and it is unknown exactly what their injuries are, or if they attended hospital.

Police are urging them and any other witnesses to the incident to get in touch.


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