Teen, 18, charged with attempted murder after car ploughed into crowd in Newport leaving two women with life-changing injuries

Four people were taken to hospital after McCauley Cox, 18, allegedly slammed a blue Ford into revellers outside a nightclub in Newport over the weekend.

Two women remain in hospital with "potentially life-changing injuries" after the crash on Cambrian Road on Sunday morning.

Newport Magistrates Court heard that one of the women suffered a ruptured spleen and needed surgery on her ankle, while the other is being treated for a fractured arm, nerve damage and burns.

Cox today faced court, arrested after police found a burnt out car in the city.

The teen spoke only to confirm his name, and was remanded in custody.


A second man, Benjamin Thomas, 19, of Newport, was charged with affray in connection with the incident.

Both men will re-appear in Newport Crown Court on May 30.

Gwent Police this morning confirmed the teen pair would be charged over the terrifying crash.

Footage of the crash's aftermath showed medics tending to the injured, with people groaning in pain.



At the time, Superintendent Glyn Fernquest said it had been a "shocking" incident.

The incident came on the morning of Newport’s marathon, with thousands of people descending on the city.

Nearly 6,000 runners were due to take part, with many more gathering to watch the race.

A 19-year-old man from Newport was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and assisting an offender, but has been released under investigation.

A 22-year-old woman, also from Newport, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, but has since been released under investigation.

If you do have any information relating to this incident please call 101 quoting log 110 29/04/2018 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.



 

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