Car ploughs into Christmas Market ‘at 50mph’ in ‘absolutely horrendous’ crash

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    Emergency services have been called to a Christmas Market in the UK this evening (Saturday, November 26) after reports of a car being driven into the crowd.

    Eyewitnesses at Congleton Christmas Market in Cheshire say there were around 800 people including families with small children enjoying the festivities, reports StokeonTrentLive.

    Police are now said to be at the scene.

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    The car reportedly came flying down the High Street where the stalls were set up, with people screaming and jumping out of the way.

    Steve Brown, owner of Steve Brown Antiques on the High Street, described the scenes as "absolutely horrendous".

    The 58-year-old told StokeonTrentLive: "A car has come screeching down the High Street – which is full of stalls and people. There are hundreds of people here, people with kids and dogs and lots of traders."

    "He must of been doing at least 50mph. People were jumping out of the way. I saw one elderly lady who had to jump out of the way – she's very shook up. We all are."

    Steve says people ran after the driver in the car, who he says didn't stop. He added: "We don't really know what's happening yet, but the police are here now."

    The Daily Star has contacted Cheshire Police for comment.

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