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Video shows van driver tries to run over pedestrians in New Romney High Street

A dramatic video has emerged of a van driver seemingly attempting to run over pedestrians in New Romney High Street, Romney Marsh.

Two men were reportedly assaulted in the lead up to the incident, which happened yesterday at around 11.45am.

Watch the van chase the pedestrians around a road

The video, which has been widely shared on Facebook, shows a white van accelerating towards a man in the road outside a Premier store.

As the man runs out of the way, the van keeps going and drives onto the pavement, narrowly missing a larger group of pedestrians.

It chases a second man, who sprints across the road away from it.

The first man pursues the van, seemingly attempting to hit it with what appears to be some form of belt.

The van then drives away down the road.

The video shows a white van appearing to attack pedestrians
The video shows a white van appearing to attack pedestrians

The manager of the Premier, who wished to be known as Mr Patel, said: "I heard people arguing outside while I was in the shop, and when I came out I saw the man in the van trying to run people over.

"I've seen the video and it only shows him trying once round- he actually tried twice before that, so three times round in total before driving off."

A police spokesman said: "Kent Police was called to a report of a disturbance in High Street, New Romney, involving individuals known to one another.

"Two men are reported to have been assaulted during the incident before a van was driven towards them without making contact.

"Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing. There have been no arrests, and no serious injuries were reported."

Witnesses are asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/8443/20.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

To get the latest updates on ongoing cases, police appeals and criminals put behind bars, click here.

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