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Two arrested following private hire road collision in Liverpool

Merseyside Police have arrested two people on suspicion of driving offences following a collision in the Norris Green area last night. 

Emergency services were called to Townsend Avenue at around 10.15pm to reports of a collision between a Ford Kuga and a Peugeot private hire vehicle. The private hire driver and four passengers received minor injuries.

Police say the occupants of the Ford Kuga initially left the scene of the collision with young children, but returned and were detained.

A 44-year-old man from Norris Green was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and driving without a licence.

A 32-year-old woman from Walton was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and drug driving. Both have been taken to police stations for questioning. The children have subsequently been located and were taken to hospital as a precaution. Safeguarding measures are ongoing. CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing to establish who was driving and the full circumstances of the incident. Anyone who witnessed the collision or its aftermath are asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 with reference 19100455861 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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