Police in the United Kingdom said no one was injured after someone drove into a pedestrian-only area at a Christmas market
By Brie Stimson
There were 3 suspects detained. After allegedly plowing into a crowd of holiday shoppers at a Christmas market in a small English town south of Manchester, Saturday was detained.
According to the Stoke Sentinel, a driver in a Volkswagen Golf traveling at about 50 mph struck the crowd on a pedestrian-only street around 4 p.m. while hundreds of people were enjoying the Christmas market in Congleton, England.
Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident, according to a statement from Cheshire Police.
The incident was described as “absolutely horrendous” by a witness.
Owner of an antique shop close to where the car plowed into the crowd, Steve Brown, reported the incident to the Sentinel as “a car has come screeching down the High Street – which is full of stalls and people.” “There are hundreds of people present, including families with children and dogs and numerous vendors.
Police said the car was found abandoned and three men were in custody in connection to the incident.
“There was a woman and a kid, they were a bit shaken up,” Mandy Neville, who was working at a shop near the market when the incident happened, told the paper. “The woman said that she’d hurt her leg. She didn’t know if something had hit her on the leg as the car came crashing through, but no one was actually injured properly.”
She added, “We brought the lad in here and gave him a drink. He was quite shook-up. He was only a young lad, I think he was about 10.”