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Christmas market crowds rush after driver rams his car into pedestrian zone: UK police say

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Three suspects have been arrested after a car allegedly rammed into a crowd of holiday shoppers at a Christmas market in a small town south of Manchester, England.

Hundreds of people were enjoying the Christmas market in the town center of Congleton, England, when a driver of a Volkswagen Golf traveling at around 50mph rammed into a crowd on a pedestrianized street, according to local newspaper StokeonTrentLive.

“Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident,” Cheshire Police said in a statement.

The car reportedly entered a pedestrian-only area in Congleton, England.
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Police said the car was found abandoned and three men were in custody in connection with the incident.

“There was a woman and a child, they were a bit shaken up,” Mandy Neville, who worked at a shop near the market when the incident happened, told the newspaper. “The woman said she injured her leg. She wasn’t sure if anything hit her leg when the car crashed, but no one was actually hurt.”

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She added: “We brought the boy here and gave him a drink. He was quite shaken up. He was just a young boy, I think he was around 10.”

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