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Arrest over Barnsley crash that hurt children and babies

The area where the crash happened Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened at the junction of Bower Hill and Coates Lane

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after four children, including two babies, were seriously injured in a crash.

The car hit the front wall of a pub on Copster Lane in Thurgoland, Barnsley, in the early hours of Wednesday.

Two girls aged seven and eight and two boys aged nine months and 21 months, who were travelling in the car, were taken to hospital seriously hurt.

The driver, a 29-year-old man, was also injured and remains in custody.

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He has also been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and of being unfit to drive through drink or drugs.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "The car is believed to have left the road as it approached the junction of Bower Hill and Coates Lane and was in collision with the front wall of a pub.

"An investigation is now under way to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

'All four children remain in hospital at this time in serious conditions.'

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