Couple injured in Christmas Eve hit and run after Volkswagen crashes into revellers outside Lancashire nightclub

A man and woman have been injured following a hit and run outside a nightclub in Rawtenstall.

Thursday, 26th December 2019, 10:57 am
Updated Thursday, 26th December 2019, 10:58 am

The incident happened at around 11.30pm on Christmas Eve (December 24) when a car mounted the pavement outside Revival nightclub in Bacup Road.

Police said a couple had been walking along the pavement when a blue Volkswagen Golf appeared to deliberately drive into them before speeding off.

Neither the man nor the woman were seriously injured, but detectives believe the attack might have been racially-motivated.

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A man and woman had been walking along the pavement outside Revival nightclub in Bacup Road, Rawtenstall when a blue Volkswagen Golf mounted the pavement and hit them. Pic - Google.

Earlier in the evening the couple had been verbally assaulted at a nearby pub and it is believed both incidents are linked.

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"We would also like to hear from anyone who thinks they know who may have been driving the car.

"Thankfully the couple weren't seriously injured but clearly this incident could have been a lot more serious and we need to find those responsible."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Burnley CID on 01282 472518 quoting incident number 1500 of December 24.