THE DRIVER of a car which crashed in Oxspring on Wednesday - seriously injuring four young children including two baby boys - has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police are continuing their enquiries into the crash, in which a grey Dacia Logan containing a 29-year-old man, two girls aged eight and seven-years-old and two baby boys, aged 21 and nine-months old, was travelling along the A629, Copster Lane, from the direction of Thurgoland towards Hoylandswaine.

The car is believed to have left the road as it approached the junction of Bower Hill and Coates Lane and was in collision with the front wall of a pub.

All four children remain in hospital in serious conditions.

The 29-year-old man driving the car was also taken to hospital, where he currently remains in a stable condition. He was initially arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving and on suspicion of being unfit to drive through drink or drugs.

But on Wednesday night, the man was further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains under police custody.

Anyone with information about the collision should please call 101 quoting incident number 26 of August 23 2017.