CARNIVAL: Crowd safety is number one priority following incident

CARNIVAL: Crowd safety is number one priority following incident

BRIDGWATER Carnival Committee is work with local police after a motorist drove into the Carnival procession on Saturday (November 3, 2018) night and was in collision with a young spectator.

The committee has asked people to refrain from speculating on the incident and fuelling rumours on social media.

“We are aware of an incident at last night’s Carnival when a motorist in a car entered the procession route,” said the Carnival committee statement issued on Sunday (November 4, 2018).

“We are working with police to understand what exactly happened. The safety and welfare of our spectators and everybody involved in our Carnival is our number one priority.”

The statement added: “We have spoken to Avon and Somerset Police this morning and they have advised us that the driver concerned was arrested and that the young girl involved was checked at the scene, but required no further medical attention.”

Anyone with information on this incident or anyone who witnessed it are asked to contact the police on 101.

The Bridgwater Carnival Committee statement added: “Speculation and misinformation – particularly on social media – is not helpful.”

The incident happened in Mount Street during a hold-up in the Carnival procession.