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Thursday , 23 November 2017
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Car hits crowd in England

A car rammed into a crowd of people outside a Sports Centre in Newcastle. The incident happened at 9:14 a.m. (4:14 a.m. ET) outside a sports center in the city, which is in northeastern England. No details about the nature and severity of any injuries were immediately available.

A car hit worshippers leaving Eid prayers at there are believed to be at least six people hurt in the incident. A 42 year old woman was arrested at the scene, the collision is not believed to be terror-related.

Six people have been taken to hospital; they have gone to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle; three children and three adults. Emergency services included six ambulances, two paramedic rapid response vehicles and the air ambulance.

Hundreds of people had gathered outside the sports Centre for Eid prayers to mark the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. Witnesses said prayers had ended but people were gathered in the car park afterwards.

The incident came six days after a man drove a van into a crowd of Muslims near Finsbury Park mosque in London, killing one. Anwar said his first thought was that it was a terror attack.

The locals thanked the emergency medical services, the police and over 100 volunteers from the mosque for their quick response to the incident.

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