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Arrest after car hits people outside Newport clubbing spot

April 28, 2018
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An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a car collided with a group of people in Newport, injuring four.

Two women are reported to have received “potentially life changing injuries” in the incident at Cambrian Road at 05:30 BST, according to Gwent Police. A man and a third woman were also injured.

The car was later found burnt out about two miles away.

Arrest after car hits people outside Newport clubbing spotArrest after car hits people outside Newport clubbing spot

The man was been arrested on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving.

Video appeared on social media showing a vehicle surrounded by a crowd people.

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The car appeared to reverse and then drive forward and screams were heard as people seem to jump out of the way.

Witness Iftekhar Haris, director of MP Clubs which runs three city centre venues, said: “This was such a terrible thing to happen.”

He said door staff, including one who was a first aider, went to help people and he described police response as “excellent”.

“They looked after the two main victims. There was a third – a guy – and a girl who was hurt. She was able to walk around.”

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A car was later found burnt out on Magor Street in Newport.

Police said investigations were continuing.

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