Devon

Tiverton hit-and-run crash: Five injured

Police at the scene in Tiverton Image copyright MARK PASSMORE/APEX
Image caption The scene of the crime in Tiverton is under investigation

Five men were injured, some seriously, when a car deliberately drove into them in a Devon street, police said.

It happened as two groups of people began arguing in Fore Street, Tiverton, at about 03:00 BST on Sunday.

Police said while officers were at the scene, one group left in a car then returned and drove into members of the other group, then fled the scene.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Fore Street is a popular area for pubs and clubs.

A burnt-out blue Honda, which police said was believed to be linked to the incident, was found nearby in Mountbatten Road after local searches.

Image copyright MARK PASSMORE/APEX
Image caption A burnt-out car was found by police in Mountbatten Road, Tiverton

A 19-year-old man and a 24-year-old man are in police custody.

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