This was on Blackpool Promenade

From Blackpool Police – Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a car struck a number of pedestrians at Blackpool Pier.

We were called at 5.25am today (July 24th) to reports a red Peugeot had driven at a small group of people on the promenade.

Officers attended and the vehicle had left the scene, it was followed at a distance to prevent a pursuit. Tactics were being put into place to bring the vehicle to a controlled stop and while this was being developed it stopped on a residential street, where it was abandoned.

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. We are now urging them to get in touch.

This is believed to have been an isolated incident with no threat to the wider community.

Insp Abi Finch-Hall of Lancashire Police said: “We want to ensure the pedestrians who were struck by the vehicle are OK and would ask that they please get in touch with us.

“Despite the early hour there were several pedestrians in the area at the time of the incident. We believe there are also witnesses who have not yet been spoken to by police.

“If you were there at this time, if you saw anything, or think you can help in any way, please contact us to to assist with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or email quoting log 0338 of today’s date (July 24th).

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