Man arrested for ‘drink driving’ after 18-month-old baby hurt in Romford smash

An 18-month-old baby was injured when a van crashed into a lamppost.

The child was taken to Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, after the incident outside Kosho nightclub in South Street, Romford, on Tuesday at 1am.

The crash involved a white Peugeot van and the child was believed to be a passenger in the vehicle.

Police arrived at the scene and a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

He has now been bailed until October 9 pending further enquiries.


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A bystander, who asked not to be named, said: “Luckily it didn’t look like anyone was seriously injured.

“There were a lot of people around because people were leaving the club at the time.”

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Anyone with information about the incident should call the police on 101.

Havering Police were unable to provide a condition update on the child.

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