Police have charged a 30-year-old man with three assaults and causing serious injury by dangerous driving following an incident in the car park of a Sainsbury’s store in Pinhoe, Exeter.
Damien Price, from the city, has also been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm, the force said this evening.
He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before magistrates sitting in Exeter tomorrow (Saturday, March 14).
Emergency services were called to the store in Hill Barton Road at around 5pm yesterday (Thursday, March 12) following repots a vehicle had collided with pedestrians.
Police said that three people – including an officer – suffered injuries and were taken to hospital. They have since been discharged.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said this evening (Friday) : “A man has been charged following an incident which happened in a Sainsbury’s carpark in Pinhoe yesterday, Thursday 12 March.
“Officers received reports at around 5pm that a vehicle had collided with pedestrians in the car park. Emergency services attended the scene, assisted by the police helicopter.
“As a result of the incident, three people suffered injuries; a man and a woman and a male police officer.
“Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing. All three were taken to hospital and have since been discharged.”
The spokesperson said Price has been charged with Section 18 causing grievous bodily harm with intent; attempted Section 18 causing grievous bodily harm; Section 47 assault occasioning actual bodily harm; assaulting an emergency worker by beating; and causing serious injury by driving dangerously.
Detective Inspector Dawn Perriam added: “We would like to thank members of the public who came forward to assist in the incident.
“We would also like to thank the staff at Sainsbury’s for all their help.”