Man critical and others seriously injured after attempted murder at caravan park

Ocean Edge Holiday Park.

Ocean Edge Holiday Park.

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A man is fighting for his life in hospital and others have been seriously injured following an attempted murder at a Heysham holiday park.

Police have launched an investigation after a woman sustained serious head injuries following an assault at the Ocean Edge Holiday Park, in Moneyclose Grove, which resulted in two other people being run down by a car.

A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, dangerous driving, failing to stop after a collision and drink driving and is currently in custody.

Police were called at around 7pm on Saturday following a report that a 32-year-old woman had sustained serious head injuries.

She was treated in hospital and released.

A short time later a 42-year-old man also sustained serious head injuries when he was struck at the entrance to the holiday park by a dark coloured Ford Fusion being driven from the scene of the first assault. He is currently in a critical condition at the Royal Preston Hospital.

At about 7.15pm a 53-year-old man walking his dog was struck by what is believed to be the same car at Half Moon Bay.

Fortunately he only suffered minor injuries.

And at about 7.30pm a 36-year-old woman driving a Peugeot 207 also suffered minor injuries when her car was involved in a collision with a Ford Fusion, again thought to be the same car involved in the earlier incidents.

Det Supt Sue Cawley, who is leading the inquiry, said: “Two people have been left with extremely serious injuries following this incident and others have also been injured, fortunately less seriously. I would appeal to anyone who has any information to get in touch with the police.”

Anyone with information can contact 101 quoting log number 1321 of September 20th or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.