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Kendal woman injured after being hit by police van attending report of domestic dispute

[A] woman has been injured after being hit by a police van in Kendal.

Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute taking place on Beast Banks, Kendal, at around 2.30am this morning (Sunday, 6 May).

The dispute involved a man and a woman.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “In the course of responding to this incident, a marked Cumbria Constabulary van was involved in a collision with a 25-year-old female pedestrian on Beast Banks, Kendal.

“The woman was taken to Preston Royal Infirmary for treatment, having suffered a suspected fractured pelvis.

“The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

“Officers attending the initial report arrested an 26-year-old man on suspicion of common assault, police assault and criminal damage. He is currently in police custody.”

Update: On Monday 7 May a Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The arrested man has been released on bail whilst officers continue their investigations.

“The injured woman remains in hospital in a stable condition.”

Any witnesses to this incident who have yet to come forward are asked to contact PS268 Martin Smith of the Mobile Support Group on 101.

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