Pedestrian seriously injured after ‘car collides with crowds at cemetery’

Several people have been injured, including one seriously, amid reports a car collided with crowds at a cemetery in the Republic of Ireland.

Gardai confirmed an incident happened at around 4pm on Sunday in Co Louth.

The Irish police force said a grandfather had been badly injured while other people sustained minor injuries in an incident at Dowdallshill in Dundalk.

In a statement, the Garda said: "It is understood from initial investigations that one pedestrian was seriously injured and a number of other pedestrians received minor injuries following a road traffic collision."

Footage posted online showed emergency services in attendance as a large crowd gathered in St Patrick's cemetery, where broadcaster RTE said an annual blessing of the graves service had been taking place.

A man in his 20s was arrested at the scene and is being held in Dundalk Garda station, reports Sky News.