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Croxteth: Man arrested after 12-year-old girl hit by a car while trick-or-treating | UK News



A man has been arrested after a car that was being shot at struck a 12-year-old girl who was trick-or-treating for Halloween.

The 28-year-old man was detained on suspicion of attempted murder following the shooting in Croxteth, Merseyside, on Thursday evening.

Merseyside Police said a man was shot at as he drove a black VW Golf down Sceptre Road at 7.50pm.

The car then crashed into the girl and she was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after the crash, a man turned up at hospital with non-life-threatening facial injury.

Merseyside Police implemented a Section 60 order on Friday which gave police increased stop-and-search powers in the area from 2pm on Friday until 4am on Saturday.

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