SEVERAL people have been injured after a car ploughed into a crowd outside London’s Natural History Museum.
The incident happened in South Kensington around 2.20pm London time on Saturday (12:20am Sunday AEDT).
It’s understood the vehicle mounted the pavement on Exhibition Road before colliding with a number of pedestrians.
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It was not clear at the time of writing how many people were injured, or to what extent.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed a man was detained at the scene. His age was not immediately known.
Videos from the scene show a man believed to be the driver of the vehicle being pinned to the ground by police.
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It is not yet known if the incident was an accident or deliberate act.
At this stage, police say it is not believed to be terror-related.
The area has been cordoned off by armed police and counter-terrorism police are assessing the situation.
“We will release more information when we can – our information must be accurate,” Metropolitan Police said.
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“Officers are on scene, and the London Ambulance Service have been called,” the agency said.
“Enquiries to establish the circumstances are underway.”
Britain remains on high alert following five terrorist attacks already this year, three involving a vehicle.
No further information was available at the time of writing.