LONDON: Six people, including three children, were injured on Sunday after a car ran into a large crowd gathered to celebrate Eidul Fitr in the northern English city of Newcastle. Police said there was no information suggesting the incident was terror-related.
Police believe a woman who had been celebrating Eid with her family was driving the car that struck the crowd outside the Westgate Sports Centre, Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said. Northumbria Police arrested the woman, 42, who remained in custody. The force said it was not looking for other suspects.
“We have no information to suggest this is terror-related, however, this is a serious collision with multiple casualties and extensive inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances around this tragic incident,” Best said.
Published in Dawn, June 26th, 2017