Christmas market terror: Three men arrested after car ‘drives into crowd’ of hundreds of shoppers in Cheshire
- Three arrested after a car drove into crowds at a Cheshire Christmas market
- Local police say nobody was hurt, and remain a visible presence at the scene
- Witnesses say the car was driving at ‘at least 50mph’ into the crowd of 800
- Police have told the MailOnline the incident ‘doesn’t appear to be terror-related’
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A car has driven into a crowd of 800 people at a Christmas Market in Congleton, Cheshire.
Emergency services were called after reports of a car ‘ploughing into a crowd, including families and small children, at Congleton Christmas Market this afternoon.
Witnesses say the car was speeding at ‘at least 50 miles per hour’.
Police report nobody was hurt, and three men have so far been arrested.
Cheshire Police told the MailOnline that the incident does not appear to be terror-related.
Bystander Steve Brown told the Stoke Sentinel: ‘It was absolutely horrendous.
‘A car has come screeching down the High Street, which is full of stalls and people.
‘There are hundreds of people here, people with kids and dogs and lots of traders.’
Police provide visibility and reassurance in Congleton after a car drove into market crowds
Police say nobody was hurt and that the incident does not appear to be terror-related
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Cheshire Police said in a statement that the incident occurred shortly after 4pm, involving a silver Volkswagen Golf.
The car ‘turned down the pedestrianised area of Bridge Street where the market was taking place, causing alarm to shoppers and residents.’
The car was found abandoned shortly after.
Three men were promptly arrested and are in custody.
Cheshire Police have confirmed officers remain at the scene for visibility and reassurance at the time of writing.