London museum crash ‘not terror-related’

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Media caption Video reveals a guy being pinned to the ground near the Natural History Museum

A crash outside a London museum that hurt 11 individuals was not terror-related, cops have actually stated.

A black Toyota Prius struck individuals outside the Natural History Museum in Exhibition Road, South Kensington.

Video video that emerged on Twitter revealed a guy, thought to be the motorist, being limited on the ground.

The Metropolitan Police later on stated the event was believed to be a “roadway traffic crash” and a guy in his 40s had actually been jailed at the scene.

He was jailed on suspicion of hazardous driving and got medical facility treatment prior to being required to a north London police headquarters for questioning.

London Ambulance stated individuals it dealt with – consisting of the apprehended male – had mainly continual head and leg injuries. 9 were required to healthcare facility.

The Met stated none of the injuries were thought to be lethal or life altering.

Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted her thanks to very first responders and members of the general public, including: “My ideas are with the hurt.”

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Image caption A photo of the cars and truck at the scene on Exhibition Road

London Mayor Sadiq Khan likewise tweeted his thanks and wish for a “quick healing” for those hurt.

“For Visitors and londoners preparing to visit our outstanding museums and tourist attractions in the location, please be guaranteed they will be open as normal tomorrow.”

The present horror danger in the UK is at “extreme” – the 2nd greatest level – implying an attack is extremely most likely.

Exhibition Road is a location popular with travelers as it is the home of the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Oliver Cheshire, a design and popstar Pixie Lott’s future husband, was associated with assisting hold the guy down after the occurrence.

He tweeted: “I’m OKAY. Thank you to the guys who assisted me pin him down and the cops for coming so rapidly.”

BBC press reporter Chloe Hayward, who was leaving the Natural History Museum as the crash took place at 14:20 BST, stated she saw an automobile “diagonally throughout the roadway”, appearing like it had actually struck a bollard, prior to armed officers showed up.


At the scene

By Dominic Casciani, BBC house affairs reporter

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We have actually been to the south end of Exhibition Road closest television and the location, typically a hectic location for Saturday afternoon dining by travelers and residents, is deserted.

Eyewitnesses informed us that authorities came hurrying into each bar and dining establishment and informed individuals to obtain out.

We can see coats on chairs – some overturned – half-eaten meals and half-drunk glasses of wine.

Police assisted one dining establishment owner to recuperate personnel personal belongings, like home secrets, since it was uncertain when the location would resume.


An eyewitness who was strolling to the Science Museum stated: “When waiting on the light, we heard exactly what I believed was gunshots and saw an automobile drive over the pavement. We simply ran. My pal dived on the flooring and cut her hands.”

The female, who asked to stay confidential, stated: “When it relaxed we strolled back to where we ‘d been and saw a gentleman on the flooring being limited by cops.”

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Media caption Ellie Mackay, who lives opposite South Kensington tube station, stated she heard “a few loud bangs”

Connor Honeyman, from Essex, who remained in the line for the museum, stated: “We heard a terrible thudding sound and an automobile engine. Everybody began running and shrieking within.

“We ran in, everybody was following us, and after that all the security personnel went out and they closed the primary entryway. There was much confusion prior to the cops arrived.”

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Media caption The BBC’s Chloe Hayward stated she saw a cars and truck diagonally throughout the roadway

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