Wiltshire police have arrested a suspect in connection with the so-called car park rage incident at Lydiard Park.
The police have spoken to a number of witnesses. However, they are appealing for anyone else who may have seen the incidents to come forward.
The events took place on Saturday 12 March between 1.30 and 2 pm.
Things started to go wrong when a man became abusive in the Coach House tea rooms over the waiting times. He pushed a female member of staff and entered into an altercation with a member of the public who intervened, before running off to the overflow car park.
Pursued by park wardens and a member of the public, the man got into his car and tried to drive off. However, in doing so, he reversed into another person and a car. He then accelerated into a rope fence, which was being used to mark off the car park. The rope and stake became attached to the car and unfortunately the car and trailing fence post then collided with a mother and her eight year old daughter, knocking both of them over. The young girl sustained minor leg injuries. A further car was also damaged in the car park.
PC Sarah Cooper of Swindon Response Team said it was a miracle nobody was seriously injured during the incidents.
Although a 48 year old man from Monmouthshire has been arrested and released on bail, the police need to speak to anyone else who may have seen what happened.
If you saw anything, and haven’t yet spoken to the police, contact PC Cooper at Gablecross Police Station on 101.