Live as car on Saltburn beach hits people and crashes into the sea and police arrest man

A man has been arrested after a car drove off the promenade and into several people on a Yorkshire beach before it ended up in the sea.

An enormous police, ambulance and emergency response has been called to Saltburn beach in North Yorkshire after reports that a blue Audihad hit pedestrians on and near the beach after leaving the road. The incident happened at about 8.17pm and there remains a massive 999 response at the scene.

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Pictures and video from the scene appear to show the car marooned in the water on the beach shortly after the incident. Two women have been taken to hospital with serious injuries to their legs, and two more people received minor injuries as well.

A man aged in his 70s has been arrested. A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: “Emergency services are currently at Saltburn beach near the promenade, after a number of people were injured by a car this evening.

“Police were called at around 8.17pm to report that pedestrians on and near the beach had been injured when a blue Audi had left the road and gone onto the beach, near the Pier. Two women have been taken to hospital with serious leg injuries, and two people received minor injuries and did not need medical treatment at the scene.

“A man in his 70s has been arrested and officers have fled to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. The area has been cordoned off whilst officers begin their investigation into the circumstances. Anyone who saw the blue Audi, who witnessed the incident or who may have footage of the incident, is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.

“We would politely ask people to avoid speculation on social media whilst officers continue with their investigation.”

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