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Six taken to hospital after car crashes into pedestrians in Newcastle

Six taken to hospital after car crashes into pedestrians in Newcastle

Six people have been taken to hospital after a car crashed in to pedestrians outside a sports centre in Newcastle

A spokesman said three children and three adults are being treated at the Royal Victoria Infirmary for injuries sustained in the collision, which police said is not believed to be terror-related.

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident, which happened outside Westgate Sports Centre at around 9.14am.

Northumbria police do not believe the incident is terrorism related.

Hundreds of people had gathered outside the sports centre for Eid prayers to mark the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. Witnesses said prayers had ended but people were gathered in the car park afterwards.

 

A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We received our first 999 call at 9.15 this morning to report a car that had mounted the kerb.

"We have taken six people to hospital, they have gone to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, three children and three adults."