Car ploughs into pedestrians outside London’s Natural History Museum, several injured: Reports
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Car ploughs into pedestrians outside London’s Natural History Museum, several injured: Reports

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Several people have reportedly been injured after a car drove into pedestrians at Exhibition Road outside London’s Natural History Museum the driver has been detained. The local media has been quoted as saying that a car had mounted the pavement outside the tourist attraction. “Inquiries to establish the circumstances and motive are under way,” the police said. According to a police statement, officers were on the scene and London Ambulance Service had been called, Reuters reported.

08.24 pm: “Inquiries to establish the circumstances and motive are under way,” police said.

08.17 pm: Britain is on its second highest security alert level, meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely, and there have been five attacks already this year, three involving a vehicle, reports news agency Reuters.

08.13 pm: The police described the incident in the South Kensington area of west London as a collision and said the motive for the incident was under investigation, reports Reuters.

08.10pm: The police statement said officers were on the scene and that London Ambulance Service had been called, reports Reuters.

08.07 pm: The museum said on Twitter it was working with police after “a serious incident” outside and would provide more information later, reports Reuters.

08.05pm: A spokesman with the Natural History Museum said that no one was being allowed into the building and peop...

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