A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car was driven at a group of people in Basildon.

Police were called to the disturbance at Festival Leisure Park at about 4.30am this morning.

Officers arrived and found the driver of a car had fled the scene.

Following a short search of the area, which was supported by the Essex Police Dog Unit, a 25-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.


He remains in custody for questioning.

One man was taken to hospital for treatment to a serious leg injury.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information on it or has dashcam or mobile phone footage of it should submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

You can also call us on 101 and cite incident 234 of October 3.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or https://crimestoppers-uk.org.