Attempted murder arrest as van driven into group of people


James Morris

·Freelance news writer, Yahoo UK

Sun, 7 August 2022 at 4:56 pm

The police cordon in Westhoughton on Saturday. (SWNS)
The police cordon in Westhoughton on Saturday. (SWNS)

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a van was driven into a group of people.

Police believe the van was driven into the group, on Market Street in Westhoughton, Bolton, following an earlier “altercation”.

Officers were called in the early hours of Saturday morning and arrested a 27-year-old man at the scene.

Det Insp Stuart Woodhead, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “Thankfully no one was seriously hurt during this incident but the outcome could have been very different, hence why we have arrested the suspect on suspicion of attempted murder.

An overturned bin behind the police cordon following the incident. (SWNS)
An overturned bin behind the police cordon following the incident. (SWNS)
An officer at the scene in Westhoughton. (SWNS)
An officer at the scene in Westhoughton. (SWNS)

“Following enquiries we believe this to have been a domestic-related incident.”

One image from the scene showed an overturned bin in the middle of the road, with the street cordoned off by officers on Saturday.

Anyone with information, or who witnessed the incident, has been asked to contact police on 0161 85 65757 quoting log 235 on 6 August, 2022. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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