Only a few weeks back another car Jihad took place in Marbella, but the local police decided to call it an accident. And apart from a small article in the local papers it got no further media coverage.
Car mounts pavement and slams into pedestrians in Marbella near Puerto Banus nightspot the Ocean Club before trying to flee the scene
By Gerard Couzens 28th May 2017,9:53 pm
SEVERAL pedestrians are understood to have been injured in the past hour after being hit by a car which mounted the pavement near Puerto Banus’s Ocean Club on one of the club’s busiest days of the year.
Police have closed off part of nearby Marbella’s Golden Mile where the hit-and-run driver crashed near a five-star hotel a couple of miles from the Ocean Club after fleeing the scene.
Several pedestrians have been injured by a hit-and-run car in the Brit holiday hotspot of Marbella.
The injured were left on the floor following the incident in Puerto Banus tonight.
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It was not immediately clear if the incident could be terrorism-related or an accident.
One of several men said to have fled the car after it was “intercepted” by police on the Golden Mile is understood to have been arrested.
The car involved was a black Audi which was still at the crash scene at 10pm local time tonight as traffic police diverted cars elsewhere.
A police source said at least two or three people had been injured and declined to rule out the possibility the car was deliberately driven at those hurt, although he said it was “too early” to draw conclusions. The nationality of the men inside the car was not immediately clear.
Local social media sites carried pictures of an injured man in shorts lying on the ground, with one social media user commenting: “A car has just sped along the seafront by the Ocean Club in Puerto Banus and has run over a lot of people.
Puerto Banus is popular with Brits and the nearby Ocean Club had been hosting its annual champagne party tonight.
The nearby Ocean Beach Club is famous for its champagne parties and is a popular haunt of Towie stars.
“The car has fled the scene.”
A spokesman for the Ocean Club, where most revellers are Brits, said they were not aware of the incident and it hadn’t happened inside the club.
The club was today celebrating its annual Champagne party, at which revellers often end up spraying each other with expensive bottles of bubbly.
The event normally attracts celebs and top footballers.