At 9.50pm yesterday evening, Thursday 31 May, police were called to Europa Way, Trafford Park to reports that a car had collided with a number of pedestrians.
Emergency services remain at the scene and five people who have been injured in the collision have been taken to hospital. Another person has also presented themselves at hospital but their injuries are not thought to be serious.
The car failed to stop at the scene.
A blue BMW 330D – believed to be involved in the collision – has now been located in the Salford area.
In the early hours of this morning, a 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a collision. He remains in police custody.
There is no evidence to suggest that this is terrorism related at this stage.
GMP’s Chief Superintendent Jo Rogerson, said: “We now have a man in custody and we will be questioning him under caution as part of our investigation.
“This is an extremely serious incident that we are dealing with and I cannot stress the importance of people contacting us if they know something.
“Any information, no matter how insignificant people think it may be, could be the piece that we need so please, call us.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 2409 of 31/05/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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