Four people taken to hospital after being hit by auto in Newport

Google                   Two women suffered potentially life-changing injuries after being struck by a car in Cambrian Road Newport. File image

Footage circulated on social media appears to show people screaming as a auto drives into crowds of revellers.

An 18-year-old from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and driving a motor vehicle dangerously.

Two women remain in hospital with serious injuries, and a man and a woman have been discharged from hospital.

Three women and a man were taken to hospital after the blue Ford C-Max ploughed into pedestrians in Cambrian Road at around 5.30am on Sunday.

Footage on social media appears to show people screaming as a auto drives into crowds of revellers.

Revellers could be seen screaming and jumping back as the auto attempted to leave the scene.

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As The Guardian reports, the wounded were taken to hospital, two of them are in serious condition.

Nightclub manager Iftekhar Haris described the incident as "horrific" and said: "A vehicle approached, it tried to get through, then squeezed through the two vehicles and ended up hitting [people] stood here".

A spokeswoman for Gwent Police said: "Following the incident this morning on Cambrian Road in Newport involving a vehicle and four pedestrians, an 18-year-old man from the Newport area has been arrested on suspicion of causing injury by risky driving".

'Specialist officers are now investigating and are appealing for information in relation to identifying the driver of this vehicle.

In a statement, Gwent Police also said: "We would like to reassure the public that there is nothing to indicate the incident to be terror related or to have had links to the Newport marathon".

A spokeswoman for Gwent Police later added: "Following the incident this morning on Cambrian Road in Newport involving a vehicle and four pedestrians, an 18-year-old man from the Newport area has been arrested on suspicion of causing injury by unsafe driving".

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