Man Accused Of Trying To Murder Children In Car Crash

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder four children in a car crash in South Yorkshire. The youngsters were all seriously hurt when the grey Dacia Logan crashed into a pub wall on Copster Lane in Barnsley in the early hours of Wednesday 23 August.

The two girls, aged seven and eight, and two boys, aged nine months and 21 months, had been reported missing from Hythe in Hampshire the day before the crash. The driver, who was arrested at the scene on suspicion on dangerous driving, was also hurt. He was later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Police said: “We can confirm that a report was made to police on the afternoon of Tuesday 22 August that a man in his 20s and four young children were missing from Hythe. 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.” All four children remain in a serious condition in hospital.

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