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Man who was arrested after pedestrians were hit by a car in London has been released by police

Police said they “fully appreciate the concern and alarm this incident caused”.
Oct 8th 2017, 5:05 PM 14,229 18

A 47-YEAR-old man has been released under investigation following the collision that injured 11 people in South Kensington, London, yesterday.

In the aftermath of the crash, which saw the car mount the pavement, police said that it “is not being treated as a terror-related incident” and instead as a road traffic collision.

The man who was arrested was one of nine people taken to hospital for treatment before later being taken to a police station in north London.

Arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, he has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

The majority of those injured have now been discharged and there were no serious injuries.

DC Darren Case from the roads and transport policing command said: “Because of where this collision occurred and the number of pedestrians involved, I fully appreciate the concern and alarm this incident caused.

Enquiries have established that this incident is not terrorist related and I’d like to thank those who came to assist the injured. Thankfully there are no serious injuries with the majority now discharged from hospital.

“We are grateful for the patience of those in and around the area following the disruption caused. We would ask anybody who saw what happened, or who have any pictures or moving footage that could help us gain a greater understanding of what happened, to get in touch with us.”

The Metropolitan Police said they received a call just after 2.20pm yesterday to inform them of the incident. The incident occurred near the popular tourist attraction of the National History Museum.

In footage shared on social media, police officers could be seen pinning a man on the ground in the aftermath of the incident.

Read: Woman arrested after climbing Buckingham Palace gates

Read: Police say collision that injured 11 near London museum ‘is not terror-related’

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