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A Palestinian man reads verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, during the month of Ramadan at Al Emari mosque in Gaza City, Monday, May 29, 2017. Muslims across the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, where they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Six people were injured when a car hit a crowd celebrating Eid al-Fitr in the UK


Six people, including three children, were injured Sunday in Newcastle, England when a vehicle drove into a crowd of people who had gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

The incident happened at 9:14 a.m. local time (4:14 a.m. ET) outside the Westgate Sports Center.

Police said there's no information that suggests the incident was terror-related.

A woman who had been celebrating Eid with her family was driving the vehicle that struck the crowd, Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said. The 42-year-old woman was taken into custody and the Northumbria Police force said it was not looking for any other suspects.

"We have no information to suggest this is terror-related, however, this is a serious collision with multiple casualties and extensive inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances around this tragic incident," Best said in a release.

The collision happened just as groups of people were leaving a prayer gathering marking the end of Ramadan, according to the nearby Newcastle Central Mosque.

Those injured were immediately treated by emergency medical services personnel and taken to a local hospital. Two children injured in the incident were placed in the pediatric intensive care unit and one adult was taken to the trauma unit.

Extra officers were dispatched to the area to reassure those nearby that this was not terror-related.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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