Car driven into crowd outside Wolverhampton pub

Wolverhampton | News | Published:

A car was 'deliberately' driven into a crowd of people outside a pub following a disturbance, breaking a man's leg before reversing to injure another person.

Officers were called to reports of atrouble outside The Rookery Tavern in Wood Street, Wolverhampton at 7.30pm yesterday.

A 40-year-old man was taken to hospital after being hit by the car, which had driven into a group of about 15 people.

The car – believed to be a red Ford Focus – then left the scene.

Officers arrested a 47-year-old man a short time later on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm.

DI Jim Munro said: "Enquiries are on-going to trace the car and another man.

"It is believed the vehicle deliberately drove into the group of people outside the pub following a disorder.

"Another man suffered slight injuries after the vehicle reversed again."

He added: "We are currently carrying out forensic investigations at the scene and house to house enquiries and have local reassurance patrols in place. We are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area last night and who saw what happened or who has information about the car to contact police in 101 or call Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111."

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