A father who crashed his car into a pub 250 miles away from his home has been arrested over the attempted murder of two young girls and two baby boys.
The motorist, 29, was arrested at the scene 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 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
But last night South Yorkshire Police said the man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
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
Last night South Yorkshire Police said the man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
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 man, who drove a grey Dacia Logan and is believed to be from Hampshire, is also in hospital but in a stable condition.
Hampshire Police issued a statement saying they received a report that a man in his 20s and four young children were missing from Hythe, Hampshire.
The force added: ‘The man and the children were located after being involved in a single vehicle collision in Barnsley, South Yorkshire in the early hours of Wednesday 23 August.
‘The collision is being investigated by South Yorkshire police with assistance from Hampshire Constabulary.’
Hours before the crash, Sheryl Rogers, thought to be the mother of the four children, posted on Facebook asking for the whereabouts of a man called Owen Scott.
It is believed that Mr Scott is the father of at least two of the children.
Yesterday, the pub had barricaded off the wall outside of the pub, which was still broken
A hubcap from a wheel was also spotted near the scene of the crash yesterday evening
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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