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Man charged after van hits queue of people at food bank

Emergency services were called when a van collided with people in Derbyshire. Credit: BPM

Police have charged a man after a van crashed into a queue of people at a food bank in a Derbyshire village on Friday 5 July.

Four people were injured in the crash at Kirk Hallam Community Hall on Kenilworth Drive, Kirk Hallam.

37-year-old Martin Casey from Long Eaton has been charged with dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and causing grievous bodily harm by intent.

Casey is also charged with three counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

He was remanded in police custody at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court and is due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 5 August.

Three people were taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham and one was taken to Ilkeston Community Hospital.

Several police cars, paramedics and a fire engine were called to the scene. Credit: BPM
An air ambulance was called to the scene. Credit: BPM

Staff at the Kirk Hallam community centre confirmed on Friday 5 July that the victims of the crash were waiting to access a food bank.

It is with huge sadness and shock that we can confirm that several people were hurt this morning (Friday 5) when a van hit them while they patiently waited for the food bank. For those that do, please pray for a swift return to full health for everyone involved.

– Spokesman, Kirk Hallam community centre

Derbyshire Police say they are still keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information that may be of help to the investigation.