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Six injured as auto hits people in Newcastle

Darren said, “What we have established is that a 42-year-old female has been celebrating Eid with her family, she then got into her vehicle and has collided with six people in the crowd”.Footage shared on social media shows a man with a blood-soaked shirt walking through crowds gathered in the aftermath.Yesterday, Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said: “At approximately 9.14am we received reports that a auto had collided with pedestrians outside of Westgate Sports Centre, in Newcastle city centre”.The six casualties were taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, where two of the children were placed in paediatric intensive care and one adult in the trauma high dependency unit.A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: ‘Police enquiries continue as we try to establish the circumstances around the collision at Westgate Sports Centre on Sunday June 25.Two other people are in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, while three have been discharged, Northumbria Police said.Police investigations are ongoing to establish exactly what happened.”Of the six people injured during the incident, four remain in hospital receiving treatment for various injuries”.In a statement, the nearby Newcastle Central Mosque said the collision happened after people were leaving the mosque following Eid prayers.”What we have established is that a 42-year-old female has been celebrating Eid with her family, she then got into her vehicle and has collided with six people in the crowd”, Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said in a statement.Police were notified of the Eid event at the centre yesterday morning and as a result officers and special constables were deployed at the scene to oversee the celebrations.”There were many injured people, two seriously”.Witness Uman Nyanzi said: ‘It was a complete freak accident.Police in Newcastle have put extra officers on patrol to reassure people.The Chronicle Live quotes Newcastle MP Chi Onwurah as saying she had attended the Eid event and that it was “wonderful”. “Thinking of those affected by what I am told was awful accident”, Onwurah tweeted.Newcastle City councillor Dipu Ahad, who went to the scene, said people were distraught and in tears amid fears of a terror attack.