Vehicle hits pedestrians in Newcastle

A vehicle has hit pedestrians outside a sports centre in Newcastle.

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested following the incident outside the Westgate Sports Centre at about 9.14am.

Police say the incident is not believed to be terror related and they are still trying to establish exactly what happened.

Six people have been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, including three children.

North East Ambulance Service say the air ambulance is at the scene along with six ambulances and rapid response paramedics.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “On Sunday June 25, at approximately 9.14am, Northumbria Police received reports that a vehicle had collided with pedestrians outside of Westgate Sports Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne.

“Police inquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what happened but, at this time, it is not believed to be a terror incident.

“Emergency services are currently at the scene and five casualties have been confirmed.

“Police have arrested a 42-year-old woman who is currently in police custody.”

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source: Sky News