From Devon & Cornwall Police:

Police investigating a road traffic collision in Barnstaple on Saturday 28 January are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

At approximately 11.30pm, a car failed to stop for police and drove off down Well Street, through the tight gap between the building and a bollard and then turned left along Boutport Street.

As the vehicle turned the corner, it collided with a number of pedestrians causing some of them to be injured.

Medical treatment was administered soon after the incident by a number of people including members of the public and emergency service personnel.

Three people, two women in their 20s and a man in his 30s were taken to hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life changing.

Police would like to thank the public for their support and patience whilst officers had the road closed, with cordons lifted at around 2.30am.

Enquires are continuing to locate the car and its occupants.        

Sergeant Steve Butler-Jones from the North Devon Roads Policing Unit said: “We would ask the owner of a black Vauxhall, registration KV56AXP to come forward as we believe they may be able to help with our enquiries. We understand it has recently changed ownership. 

“I would also like to appeal to the community of North Devon to come forward with any information that may assist with our enquiries.”

Devon and Cornwall Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office of Police Conduct [IOPC] following a road traffic collision involving a car after police contact in Barnstaple.                  

If you witnessed the incident or have any information or dashcam footage that could help with enquiries, please contact police via our website here or by calling 101 quoting log 994 of 28/1/23.