Jackie Gillies and Boy George lead celebrity tributes to Melbourne victims

A string of Australian stars have taken to social media to show their support towards the victims after a car ploughed into pedestrians in central Melbourne on Thursday.

Celebrities react to Melbourne attack

Celebrities react to Melbourne attack

Real Housewives Of Melbourne star Jackie Gillies wrote on Twitter: "MELBOURNE, this breaks my heart".

"My prayers are with all the family & their loved ones. God please protect the child and the people that was seriously injured," she continued, adding she believes those responsible should be "jailed for life".

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Real Housewives Of Melbourne star Jackie Gillies (L) and music sensation Boy George (R) have shown their support towards the victims after a car ploughed into pedestrians in central Melbourne on Thursday. Source: Getty

UK music sensation Boy George also shared a touching tweet.

"Melbourne my heart is with you and those hurt in this senseless car attack. #GodBless," he wrote to his fans.

And The Project panellist Gorgi Coghlan, who is based in Melbourne to present the Channel Ten show, encouraged Melbourne-siders to "stay strong" following the ordeal.



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Real Housewives Of Melbourne star Jackie Gillies wrote on Twitter: "MELBOURNE, this breaks my heart". Source: Twitter

"Stay strong Melbourne, you strong, supportive and resilient city. Sending love to all the families affected. #flindersstreet," she penned.

Horrified witnesses have described bodies "flying everywhere" when a white 4WD drove into a crowd on Flinders street between Elizabeth and Swanston streets shortly after 4.30pm on Wednesday, reports 7 News.

It comes almost a year after a car ploughed through pedestrians on Bourke Street.

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The Project panellist Gorgi Coghlan, who is based in Melbourne to present the Channel Ten show, encouraged Melbourne-siders to "stay strong" following the ordeal. Source: Getty



Pedestrians look on after at least 14 pedestrians were struck by a white 4WD. Source: 7 News

Emergency services were quick to arrive at the scene and police have arrested the driver of the car, a statement from Victoria Police media said.

Victoria Police have identified the driver as a 32-year-old Australian citizen of Afghan descent.

Another male, aged 24, who may not be related to the incident, was also arrested at the scene, police said.

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