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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after ploughing a car into a number of pedestrians on Blackpool promenade.

Police were called at 5.25am on Saturday to reports of a red Peugeot being driven at a small group of people near to the North Pier.

Officers attended and the vehicle was followed and later brought to a controlled stop on a residential street as the driver fled the scene.

Following a search of the area, a 30-year-old man from Manchester was arrested a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder.

He remains in custody.

The group of pedestrians also left the scene and it is unknown exactly what their injuries are, or if they attended hospital.

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The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning
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Police are urging them to get in touch.

Inspector Abi Finch-Hall of Lancashire Police said: "We want to ensure the pedestrians who were struck by the vehicle are OK and would ask that they please get in touch with us.

"Despite the early hour there were several pedestrians in the area at the time of the incident.

"We believe there are also witnesses who have not yet been spoken to by police.

"If you were there at this time, if you saw anything, or think you can help in any way, please contact us to to assist with our inquiries."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 0338 of Saturday's date (July 24).

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