Car hits crowd of people outside Asda at Manchester shopping centre in 'major incident

  16 April 2018    Read: 1345
Car hits crowd of people outside Asda at Manchester shopping centre in

The vehicle hit a group of pedestrians at the Harpurhey shopping centre shortly before 3.30pm this afternoon (Monday), Express reports.

Emergency services have declared the situation as a “large-scale incident”, with six ambulances on the scene as well as an air ambulance.

A tweet from the official NWAS account said: “Six patients are being treated for serious injuries after a collision with a vehicle”.

A spokesman for the ambulance service had previously described four of those injured as “walking wounded”.

Greater Manchester Police has confirmed the incident is not terror-related, the Manchester Evening News has reported.


A large area behind the Asda store has been cordoned off by officers.

Motorists have been warned of delays in the areas due to the incident.

Transport for Greater Manchester tweeted: “Due to a police incident at the junction of Rochdale Road and Moston Lane, long delays in the Harpurhey area.”


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