Tyne & Wear

Newcastle Bigg Market: Man 'mowed down' by car

Groat Market Image copyright Google
Image caption A car was driven at a man following a confrontation on Groat Market

Police are searching for a man who was apparently deliberately run over by a driver in Newcastle.

Footage on social media shows the pedestrian being thrown into lamppost when a car hits him at high speed before being driven off from the scene.

It happened just after 21:00 BST on Saturday following a confrontation on Groat Market.

Northumbria Police are also hunting for the driver and said "robust action" will be taken against anyone involved.

The video taken by a member of the public starts by showing a woman hitting a car's windscreen with her high heel as two men get into the vehicle.

The car takes off at speed, mounts the pavement, and subsequently nearly hits a man and causes the woman to fall to the floor.

The man then chases the vehicle before it stops, reverses and drives straight into him.

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