21-year-old arrested after five seriously injured as car ploughs into crowd
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21-year-old arrested after five seriously injured as car ploughs into crowd

A 21-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested after a car smashed into a group of people in Manchester last night.

Five people are still seriously injured after the incident which happened about 9.30pm in a light industrial park about a mile from Manchester United’s football ground, Old Trafford.

A sixth person was reported to have been well enough to make their own way to hospital.

Great Manchester Police have said that there was no evidence the incident was terror-related.

A blue BMW thought to have been connected with the incident was later found in the Salford area of the city.

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The suspect has been detained on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a collision.

In a statement Ch Supt Jo Rogerson of the Manchester Police said: "This is an extremely serious incident that we are dealing with and I cannot stress the importance of people contacting us if they know something."

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service added: "We were called at 9.49pm to reports of a collision between a car and pedestrians. We currently have five patients, all in a serious condition.”