Four people injured after car ploughed into group of people in Croydon town centre

Pic: Rob Hall

Four people were injured after they were run down by a car in Croydon town centre on Sunday.

Police were called shortly after 1AM to reports of a crash outside Club 88 on Croydon High Street.

A spokesman for the Met police said: “It is reported that a vehicle, a black Vauxhal Zafira, drove into a group of people known to the driver. Four people received minor injuries, one was taken to a South London hospital by London Ambulance Service.”

They said the vehicle drove into a group of people known to the driver.

After crashing into the people, the driver fled the scene on foot and is yet to be found.

They added: “At this early stage, one line of enquiry is that the collision was intentional but is not terrorism related.”

A witness who wishes to remain anonymous, told Eastlondonlines: “I was sat at the front of memory box by the window and I looked outside and there was smoke everywhere it smelled like petrol. Then I saw people running from the smoking area and a car mounted the pavement and drove straight through the barrier, the tables and the chairs, then went back onto the road and out of sight.

“I saw a guy go over the top of the car, I didn’t know until yesterday (Monday) that apparently four people were injured.”

She added that she was terrified: “In this day and age you have no idea what someone’s intentions were. We all thought this car is gonna go straight into the window and hit us and everyone was obviously scared.”

“The bouncers were really quick to get everyone back inside and we weren’t allowed to leave for about half an hour until the police had taken everyone’s details for statements.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers in South Central Borough Command Unit via 101 quoting reference CAD455/19May. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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