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Four people seriously injured after car ploughs into pedestrians

Four people seriously injured after car ploughs into pedestrians

Four people have been seriously injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians following reports of "nuisance vehicles".

Kent Police said that four men aged between 20 and 50 were taken to hospital with serious injuries after the crash shortly after 10pm on Friday, on the Medway City Estate in Rochester, Kent, UK.

An 18-year-old man from Eltham has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been remanded in custody.

The area is reported to be popular with boy racers using the estate for drag and drift racing late into the night, particularly on Friday evenings, causing complaints from residents.

The force said officers were called to reports of a "disturbance involving nuisance vehicles" in Sir Thomas Longley Road.

They were already on the scene when the car hit pedestrians at 10.16pm.

Sergeant Scott Lynch said: 'We are conducting numerous enquiries into this incident and would like to speak to anyone with information who has not yet spoken to officers.

"A lot of people were in the area at the time and we believe that some of them may have video or pictures of the collision - I would like to encourage anyone with footage to get in contact with us as it could be vital for our investigation."

On Wednesday, Kent Police issued a weekly dispersal order on the area, to last for 48 hours from Friday evenings.

The aim is to give officers the power to break up groups of people caught driving in an antisocial manner, and arrest anyone who returns to the spot within the two-day period.