Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after car collides with pedestrians at Exeter Sainsbury’s

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after three people – including a police officer – were hurt when a car collided with pedestrians at an Exeter supermarket.  

Emergency services were called to Sainsbury’s in Hill Barton Road, Pinhoe, at around 5pm today (Thursday, March 12).

Police said a man, woman and an officer were injured during the incident and have been taken to hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, dangerous driving and assaulting a police officer and remains in custody, a force spokesperson said.

Officers have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

Officers, including the NPAS helicopter, attended the scene along with paramedics…as a result of the incident, three people have suffered injuries…

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Sainsbury’s in Hill Barton Road, Pinhoe, Exeter, at around 5pm today [Thursday 12 March] following reports a vehicle had collided with pedestrians in the car park,” said a force spokesperson.

“Officers, including the NPAS helicopter, attended the scene along with paramedics.

“As a result of the incident, three people have suffered injuries; a male and a female and a police officer.

“Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing at this time and they have been taken to hospital. 

“A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, dangerous driving and assaulting a police officer.

“A cordon is in place at the scene and police enquiries are ongoing.”

Any witnesses are asked to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log number 551 of 12/03/20.

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