Car Deliberately Driven Into Group of Children in Scotland, Police Say

March 25, 2018 Updated: March 25, 2018

A car was deliberately driven into a crowd of children in Glasgow, Scotland, it was reported Sunday.

A girl was badly injured in the incident. Police have described the collision with a group of five children—aged between 12 and 14—as attempted murder, Sky News reported.

The group was standing on the pavement at Stravanan Road in Castlemilk around 3:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, police said.

The driver of the silver Vauxhall Astra did not stop after striking the children before it drove off towards another road.

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Three girls, aged 12, 13 and 14, as well as a 12-year-old boy, were treated for minor injuries. A 14-year-old girl, however, was taken to Hairmyres hospital. There, her condition was described as stable yet serious, according to Sky News.

Peter Sharp, a local detective, told Sky, “This vehicle was deliberately driven at this group of children and as such we are treating this incident as attempted murder.”

“Extensive police inquiries are continuing to trace the man driving the car, his male passenger and also the vehicle involved. Officers are following a number of lines of inquiry,” he said. “At this time I would appeal to any witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information that may assist this investigation, including anyone who may have details of the silver Vauxhall Astra involved, to contact police as a matter of urgency.”

He said there will now be “additional police patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the local community.”

“I would encourage anyone with information or concerns to approach the officers who will be happy to assist,” he said.

Other details about the case were not made clear.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland told The Express that there’s “nothing to suggest that the incident is terror-related.”

She added’ “We have made an appeal for witnesses and the case is very much ongoing.”


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