Car hits revellers in town centre

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A car that drove into a number of pedestrians in Blackpool town centre was NOT a terror attack say police.

Three pedestrians have been injured by a car in locations near the Strand, Talbot Square and the Prom tonight.

Police have revealed none of the pedestrians have sustained life threatening injuries but say they are currently being treated by the North West Ambulance service.

The driver of the vehicle has been arrested and police also stressed that it is NOT being treated as a terror related incident.

They have urged anyone who may have witnessed the incidents to contact them and aid their investigation

They released the following statement on their website: "Our officers in Blackpool are investigating an incident in which a car has collided with a number of pedestrians in the town centre.

"The vehicle has been located and recovered and the driver has been arrested.

"Three pedestrians were injured in the incident and are being supported by North West Ambulance Service.

"Thankfully, none of the injuries are thought to be life threatening.

"The investigation is being coordinated locally and is not linked to any terrorist act.

"If anyone has any mobile phone or CCTV footage of the incident, please would you contact Lancashire Police on telephone number 101 and quote log 1862 of 14th April."

They added: "A 19-year-old man from West Yorkshire has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving while unfit through drink and drugs and causing grievous bodily harm."

Some revellers say they were locked in pubs and clubs and the resort had been on 'lockdown'.

The incident came on one of the busiest nights of the year so far in the resort, with the fine weather bringing many punters out to celebrate after the Blackpool versus Fleetwood Town football game and the Grand National.

Police were commended for their swift work in quelling fears about what had happened.