Man arrested for attempted murder after van driven into group of people

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Miraculously, no one was hurt during the attack in Bolton, Greater Manchester (Picture: SWNS)

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after driving a van into a group of people.

Eyewitnesses saw the vehicle hurtling towards pedestrians in Bolton, Greater Manchester, at around 1.40am this morning.

Police believe the incident followed an earlier ‘domestic related incident’ and that the driver had been in an ‘altercation’ with the targets.

Miraculously, no one was injured, and officers arrested a 27-year-old man at the scene.

Detective Inspector Stuart Woodhead said: ‘Thankfully no one was seriously hurt during this incident.

Police at he scene in Market Street in Westhoughton 06/08/2022. A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a van was driven into a group of people. Police were called to Market Street in Westhoughton in the early hours after receiving a report of a man driving a van into people at 1.36am. Police believe the van was driven into a group of people following an earlier 'altercation'. The area was taped off and a cordon remains in place. Detective Inspector Stuart Woodhead, of GMPs Bolton CID, said: ?Thankfully no one was seriously hurt during this incident but the outcome could have been very different, hence why we have arrested the suspect on suspicion of attempted murder. Police say they detained and arrested a 27-year-old on the scene.
Police believe the attack was a ‘domestic’ incident (Picture: SWNS)
Police at he scene in Market Street in Westhoughton 06/08/2022. A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a van was driven into a group of people. Police were called to Market Street in Westhoughton in the early hours after receiving a report of a man driving a van into people at 1.36am. Police believe the van was driven into a group of people following an earlier 'altercation'. The area was taped off and a cordon remains in place. Detective Inspector Stuart Woodhead, of GMPs Bolton CID, said: ?Thankfully no one was seriously hurt during this incident but the outcome could have been very different, hence why we have arrested the suspect on suspicion of attempted murder. Police say they detained and arrested a 27-year-old on the scene.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder (Picture: SWNS)
Police at he scene in Market Street in Westhoughton 06/08/2022. A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a van was driven into a group of people. Police were called to Market Street in Westhoughton in the early hours after receiving a report of a man driving a van into people at 1.36am. Police believe the van was driven into a group of people following an earlier 'altercation'. The area was taped off and a cordon remains in place. Detective Inspector Stuart Woodhead, of GMPs Bolton CID, said: ?Thankfully no one was seriously hurt during this incident but the outcome could have been very different, hence why we have arrested the suspect on suspicion of attempted murder. Police say they detained and arrested a 27-year-old on the scene.
The alarm was raised at around 1.40am in the morning (Picture: SWNS)

‘But the outcome could have been very different, hence why we have arrested the suspect on suspicion of attempted murder.

‘Following enquiries we believe this to have been a domestic related incident with the suspect believed to have been driving into a group of people who he was involved in an altercation with.

‘The suspect remains in custody for questioning and a scene will remain in place on Market Street today while our investigation continues.’

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