Seven injured - some seriously- as car taking part in 300 strong ‘cruise’ on industrial park collides with group of spectators


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Police are investigating a collision in Peterborough last night that resulted in seven people being injured, some seriously.

The incident happened at about 11.30pm at a “cruise” event attended by about 300 people in an industrial estate area in Stapledon Road, Orton Southgate.

A car taking part in the event was in collision with a group of spectators

Six men and a woman, aged between 17 and 31, were taken to Peterborough City Hospital. Five had serious but not life threatening injuries and two, who have since left hospital, were not seriously injured.

A 21-year-old man from Stamford has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remains at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

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Police are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to come forward, particularly anyone who has any pictures or video footage.

Sergeant Gareth Williams, from the road policing unit, said: “This collision could have been a lot more serious and it’s important we find out exactly what happened in the moments leading up to it.

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“We know a lot of people would have witnessed it and I am appealing for them to make contact.”

Anyone with information should contact Sgt Williams, at the road policing unit, on 101.

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