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Barnsley pub crash: Man charged with attempted murder

Site of crash Image copyright Bob Martin/Geograph
Image caption The crash happened at the junction of Bower Hill, Coates Lane and the A629

A man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder after children were seriously hurt in a car crash.

Owen Scott, of Heather Road, Fawley, Hampshire, has also been charged with dangerous driving.

Two girls, aged seven and eight, and two boys, nine months and 21 months, were injured in a crash near Thurgoland, Barnsley, early on Wednesday.

All four children remain in hospital in serious conditions, said police.

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Mr Scott has been remanded in custody to appear before Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Saturday, South Yorkshire Police said.

A Dacia Logan crashed into a pub wall, near to the junction of Bower Hill, Coates Lave and the A629 Copster Lane, at about 00:25 BST on Wednesday.

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