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Woman bailed after pedestrians hit by a car

A 42-year old woman arrested after a car collided with pedestrians in Newcastle, has been released on police bail as investigations continue.

By Stephanie Otty | Published: 26th June 2017 News Updates

Dozens of people were at the sports centre celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, when the car left the road and drove up onto the pavement.

"The enquiries that we have made so far ... are telling us that this was not a purposeful act, it appears to be a tragic accident," said Darren Best, assistant chief constable for Northumbria police.

He said three adults and three children had been injured; two of the children were in intensive care in hospital and one adult was on a high dependency unit.