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A 47-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Wolverhampton where a car ploughed into a crowd of drinkers outside the Rookery Tavern in Wood Street on Sunday.

Police believe the unnamed man deliberately drove a red Ford Focus at the group of drinkers following a disorder. The vehicle allegedly fled the scene shortly after the incident.

A 40-year-old man was taken to hospital with a broken leg and another man was left with slight injuries when the vehicle reversed.

Detective Inspector Jim Munro from Force CID told the Birmingham Mail: "Enquiries are on-going to trace the car and another man.

"It is believed the vehicle deliberately drove into the group of people outside the pub following a disorder. Another man suffered slight injuries after the vehicle reversed again."

He added: "We are currently carrying out forensic investigations at the scene and house to house enquiries and have local reassurance patrols in place.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area or who has information to contact police."

Officers arrested the 47-year-old male shortly after the incident on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm.

This isn't the first time drinkers have been targeted by a reckless driver as Lee Anthony Bradley, 26, from Whitworth was jailed indefinitely after he ploughed into some 21 revellers outside the Dali Bar in Rochdale following a dispute in 2010.