A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a van was driven into a group of people.

Police were called to Market Street in Westhoughton in the early hours after receiving a report of a man driving a van into people at 1.36am.

Police believe the van was driven into a group of people following an earlier 'altercation'.

The area was taped off and a cordon remains in place.

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Police say they detained and arrested a 27-year-old on the scene.

Detective Inspector Stuart Woodhead, of GMPs Bolton CID, said: “Thankfully no one was seriously hurt during this incident but the outcome could have been very different, hence why we have arrested the suspect on suspicion of attempted murder.

“Following enquiries we believe this to have been a domestic related incident with the suspect believed to have been driving into a group of people who he was involved in an altercation with.

“The suspect remains in custody for questioning and a scene will remain in place on Market Street today while our investigation continues”.

Anyone with information, or anyone who witnessed this incident, is asked to contact police on 0161 85 65757 quoting log 235 of the 6th August 2022.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.