Moment driver ploughs into schoolchildren ‘after being drenched in water fight’

THIS is the horrifying moment a furious driver allegedly ploughed his car into schoolchildren amid claims his daughter had been drenched in a water fight.

Phone footage captured at a park in Hayes, west London shows screaming youngsters running for their lives as a silver vehicle mounted a pavement.

A driver allegedly tried to mow down a group of schoolchildren after a row in a London park

A driver allegedly tried to mow down a group of schoolchildren after a row in a London park
One youngster was seen screaming as a silver car revved behind her

One youngster was seen screaming as a silver car revved behind herCredit: Twitter
The man was sprayed with water on the hottest day of the year before getting behind his wheel in a rage, it's believed

The man was sprayed with water on the hottest day of the year before getting behind his wheel in a rage, it’s believedCredit: Twitter

One girl watching the terrifying incident at Barra Hall Park on Friday afternoon can be heard shouting: “Is that guy trying to kill people?”

A group of brave onlookers are also captured dashing after the vehicle in a desperate bid to bring it to a halt.

A second clip appears to show the moments before the incident.

The video shows a man in a blue shirt, who is surrounded by children in school uniform, reaching out towards a girl.

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The youngsters then spray him with water guns before he barrels into a group and begins to shove them.

The footage has gone viral on TikTok.

One of the videos is captioned: “Apparently it was due to his daughter getting drenched in a water fight.”

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of common assault and dangerous driving, the Mirror reports.

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He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A 14-year-old girl claimed she had been assaulted by the car’s driver and a 15-year-old boy alleged the car had hit his leg.

Neither needed medical treatment, said the Metropolitan Police.

The incident happened on the hottest day of the year so far.

Temperatures reached a scorching 32.4C in Heathrow, six miles from the park.

A spokesperson from the Met said: “Police were called at around 5.30pm on Friday, June 17, to a disturbance in the Barra Hall Park area of Hayes.

“It was reported that a man had driven his car recklessly on a grassed area where a large number of children had gathered.

“A 14-year-old girl alleged that she had been assaulted by the driver of the car.

“A 15-year-old boy alleged that the car had collided with his leg. Neither required medical treatment.

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“A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of common assault and dangerous driving.

“He was taken into police custody and has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.”

Cops have arrested a 19-year-old man

Cops have arrested a 19-year-old manCredit: Twitter
He has since been released on bail

He has since been released on bailCredit: Twitter