Arrest Made After Kirk Hallam Crash

6 July 2019, 09:05

Kirk Hallam

A man has been arrested after three people were hurt when a van crashed into a queue for a food bank in Derbyshire.

Police were called to the scene of the crash at a community hall in Derbyshire at 9am on Friday.

Two people suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, while the third person had minor injuries, in the incident at Kirk Hallam Community Hall in Kenilworth Drive, Kirk Hallam.

A 37-year-old man from Long Eaton has been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm with intent, Derbyshire Police said.

Those affected were waiting "patiently" for a food bank, according to the Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre Facebook page.

A statement said: "It is with huge sadness and shock that we can confirm that several people were hurt this morning when a van hit them, while they patiently waited for the Foodbank.

"For those that do - please pray for a swift return to full health for everyone involved."

Prayers were said and candles lit at Kirk Hallam Church for people who wanted to send well wishes to those hurt last night. 

Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to contact the force.