Five injured as vehicle crashes into pedestrians in Newcastle


Five people have been injured when a vehicle crashed in to pedestrians outside a sports centre in Newcastle, police said.

Northumbria Police said the collision, which happened outside Westgate Sports Centre at around 9.14am, is not believed to be a terror incident.

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested and is currently in police custody.

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."

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference number 277 25/06/17.