30 police injured by crowd

Nearly 30 police officers were injured when a crowd of about 1,000 people turned on them as they tried to save two people trapped in a car that struck pedestrians at the Chapeltown Carnival in Leeds.

Some of the crowd jumped on the car, attempted to overturn it and threatened to kill the driver. They then rained blows and threw missiles at policemen and women who surrounded it. Police reinforcements wearing riot gear arrived to free a woman passenger and the male driver, who suffered minor injuries.