Auto rams into nightclub in Britain, 13 injured

Pauline Gross
March 19, 2018

Police attended and arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.

Detective Chief Inspector David Chewter of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: "It is a miracle that nobody was killed".

One witness, Sonny Powar, said he saw two people hit by the auto before the driver was pulled from the vehicle.

'It stopped at my feet so any further and I could have died, then he reversed up and we all ran.

"A number of people have sustained injuries".

A number of people have been injured after a man drove a vehicle into a busy nightclub, police have said.

Kent Police said 13 people had been injured in the incident late last night at Gravesend, Kent, which was not being treated as terror-related.

A number of people have been injured after a driver steered his vehicle into the entrance of Blakes' nightclub in the town of Gravesend in northwest Kent, England, according to police. Police say they are not treating the incident as terrorism. Nightclubbers have been speaking of the shock and panic as the auto drove on to the dance floor.

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The club said it was "deeply saddened that injuries occurred" but was "grateful that no-one was fatally hurt".

"We ripped the tent wall apart and got out and called the police".

"We see our guests as family and we want to extend our concerns with them and the entire community of Gravesend, many of which bravely aided the staff and emergency services".

Other footage showed police cars, fire engines and ambulances at the scene. The man drove a grey Suzuki 4x4 inside a area full of people, the scene created a panic and chaos.

BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Reece Parkinson was also at the club at the time, he tweeted a video showing clubbers leaving, being guided out by security. "The auto came inches from running me and my friends over".

"A guy who didn't get in drove through the club".

A spokeswoman said: "We were assist Kent Police at an RTC (road traffic collision)".

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