Man, 25, is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after car was driven at group of people in Basildon leisure park
- A car drove into a group of people Basildon Festival Leisure Park at 4.30am
- One man was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries following the attack
- Driver fled the scene but Essex Police say that a 25-year-old man from London has since been arrested
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly driving a car at a group of people in Essex
The incident took place at Basildon Festival Leisure Park at around 4.30am.
One man is understood to have received a leg injury in the attack.
The scene in Festival Leisure Park – Basildon where a car drove at a group of people in the early hours of this morning (October 3)
The area where the man drove into a crowd at Basildon Festival Leisure Park remains cordoned off by police
Basildon Festival Leisure Park is billed as Essex’s top leisure spot, with a Cineworld, Hollywood Bowl, 360 Play and restaurants
Officers arrived and found the driver of a car had fled the scene.
An Essex Police spokesman said: ‘Following a short search of the area, which was supported by the Essex Police Dog Unit, a 25-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.
‘He remains in custody for questioning.
‘One man was taken to hospital for treatment to a serious leg injury.
‘Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information on it or has dashcam or mobile phone footage of it should submit a report online or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.
‘You can also call us on 101 and cite incident 234 of October 3.
‘Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’
Police patrols give reassurance to shoppers following this morning’s harrowing incident