Four people have been confirmed injured at a busy car meet after a car doing donut lost control and crashed into spectators.

The incident occurred just before 11pm on Saturday, September 30, at a packed car meet attended by over 500 people on the Hawksworth Industrial Estate.

Two cars were filmed drifting around a group of people when one lost control and collided with a parked car surrounded by onlookers.

Four people were injured in the smash and one woman was taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries, before being discharged with minor injuries.

Officers believe four cars were involved in the incident and that one left the scene.

In total, around 100 cars were spotted at the gathering and police arrived on the scene at 7.30pm.

Officers claim they were “greeted with hostility” at the event and reported that the tyres on one of their vehicles had been damaged while an “unknown substance” was also sprayed at them.

One arrest was made in connection with the event.

A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, but this is not linked with the crash that caused the injuries. 

Police are now investigating the incident and have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

PC Craig Beales, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “This was a serious incident which could have ended very badly. If the woman injured had been standing in front of the parked car her injuries could have been life changing if not life threatening.

“Wiltshire Police’s Road Policing Unit are investigating what happened that night at the car meet and we’re watching any footage we receive to try to identify any offences that took place.

“We would urge anyone who saw what happened or who has footage from that night that could help with our enquiries to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information which can help with police enquiries has been asked to contact officers on 101 quoting crime reference number 54230103904.

Police added that they are working with partner agencies, such as Swindon Borough Council, to try and crack down on further anti-social behaviour involving vehicles in the town.