POLICE investigating a horror crash which saw a car hit revellers have interviewed two people.

The collision in Botchergate, Carlisle, last September involved a white Skoda taxi, a black Ford Fiesta and a number of pedestrians who were outside the Border Rambler pub.

The most seriously injured was a man in his twenties from the Whitehaven area, who suffered serious head and back injuries.

He was taken to the city’s Cumberland Infirmary and then transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. He remained in hospital for more than a week.

A second man from Whitehaven, aged in his fifties, was also seriously injured.

A man in his eighties and a woman in her forties, both from Carlisle, and a woman in her thirties and a man in his twenties, both from Scotland, all needed treatment for minor injuries.

The crash happened at about 7pm in the busy night spot, which attracts scores of people to its pubs and clubs.

The Cumberland News has now learned the investigation has reached a crucial point.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “Police can confirm two men, aged 56 and 18 from Carlisle, have been interviewed following a collision on Botchergate on September 15, 2018.

“Officers are liaising with the Crown Prosecution Service following the interviews.”