A 29-year-old man has been arrested over the attempted murder of four young children after he crashed his car into a pub.
The motorist was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the scene of the collision outside the Travellers Inn, in Thurgoland, near Barnsley.
Two girls aged eight and seven years old and two boys aged 21 and nine months old have been taken to hospital where they remain in a serious condition.
The motorist was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the scene of the collision outside the Travellers Inn, in Thurgoland, near Barnsley
The man, who drove a grey Dacia Logan, is also in hospital but in a stable condition.
Last night the man was further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains under police custody.
Detectives are now investigating the awful crash.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: ‘At around 12.25am on Wednesday 23 August, a grey Dacia Logan containing a 29-year-old man, two girls aged eight and seven-years-old and two baby boys, aged 21 and nine-months old, was travelling along the A629, Copster Lane, from the direction of Thurgoland towards Hoylandswaine.
‘The car is believed to have left the road as it approached the junction of Bower Hill and Coates Lane and was in collision with the front wall of a pub.
‘An investigation is now underway to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.
‘All four children remain in hospital at this time in serious conditions.’
Anyone with information about the collision should please call 101 quoting incident number 26 of 23 August 2017.
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