A 23-year-old Sheffield man has been charged in connection with an incident which saw a black BMW crash into the entrance of a school, just as students were arriving for the start of the day.
Aqib Quamar has been charged with a number of offences including criminal damage, communicating false information, dangerous driving and driving whilst being disqualified. He as remanded into custody until his appearance before Sheffield Magistrates' Court today (Thursday February 15).
Officers were called to Fir Vale School Owler Lane just before 8.25am on February 13, following reports that a black BMW was being driven at speed around the car park and had subsequently caused damage to the entrance.
No-one was hurt in the incident, however local station Planet Radio said terrified children were left screaming by the incident.
"About 8.15 this morning we could hear kids screaming from the main entrance of the school," one local resident said.
“The school has confirmed nobody has been injured but a lot of children have been distressed by what’s happened. You could see some of them crying in horror, the tears on their face… one of my cousins is slightly autistic and for her to have gone through this experience has left her in absolute shock.”
In the aftermath of the incident, chief superintendent Stuart Barton confirmed the car has been driven into the doors of the school. Barton's colleague, detective chief inspector Steve Ashmore, said it was believed this was an isolated incident.
A 20-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and criminal damage has since been released under investigation as enquiries continue.