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Child in critical condition after car incident at Eid celebrations

A 42-year-old woman was arrested for causing serious injury by dangerous driving and released on conditional bail pending further inquiries.

A seven-year-old who was injured when a car crashed into a crowd following Eid celebrations remains critically ill in intensive care, police have said.

The incident happened on a field behind the Sports Centre in Westgate Road, Newcastle, on Sunday morning and the 42-year-old driver who had been attending prayers was arrested.

Northumbria Police said six people, including three children, were injured and the incident was not terror-related.

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On Monday the force said one child and two adults have now been discharged from hospital.

A spokesman said: “One seven-year-old child remains in the paediatric intensive care unit in a critical condition.”

The remaining casualties were stable in hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

The 42-year-old woman who was arrested for causing serious injury by dangerous driving was released on conditional bail pending further inquiries.

Family liaison officers are working with the families affected by the collision to ensure they have support throughout this difficult time, the force said.

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