Blackpool Pier incident: Stockport man admits ploughing into group of pedestrians

A motorist who ploughed into a group of pedestrians at Blackpool's North Pier has admitted a string of offences.

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 12:39 pm

Adam Clarke, 30, Arnfield Road, Stockport, Cheshire, admitted causing grievous bodily harm to a woman, attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to another, and assaulting two others.

He also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving during a brief hearing at Preston Crown Court.

Clarke was charged after a red Peugeot 2008 was driven at a group of people standing on the promenade in the early hours of Saturday July 24.

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Police were called at 5.25am and found that the vehicle had left the scene.

It was followed at a distance to prevent a pursuit and was eventually abandoned on a residential street.

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Clarke has been in custody since his arrest.

Crown Court

The Honorary Recorder of Preston, Judge Robert Altham, adjourned his sentencing until December 2.

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