Several Injured in Collision in Central London

A Metropolitan Police spokesman told MailOnline'Police were called at 1421 on Saturday 7 October to reports of a collision in Exhibition Road South Kensington

Several pedestrians were injured today after a vehicle mounted the pavement near Natural History Museum in London, Scotland Yard said.

London's Metropolitan Police Service had said on Twitter than one man was detained in the South Kensington area of the city.

London's Metropolitan Police said they were called to the scene at 2:21 pm (1321 GMT) after reports of a collision.

Officers had arrested a man at the scene and he was now being questioned.

Photo Police officers stand with an injured person with a bandaged ankle near the Natural History Museum on Saturday in London. Ambulances were also being lifted and helicopters were circling in air.

"Details are emerging and I have spoken with and am in close contact with Assistant Met Commissioner Mark Rowley and our other emergency services". She said she was told by police injuries sustained were minor.

The incident aroused bad memories among many people in London: Britain has already become target of a terrorist attack five times this year.

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Deputy Director of Operations Peter McKenna said Saturday that nine of the injured were taken to the hospital for treatment, most with leg and head injuries.

A spokesman later said the incident was not being treated as terrorism-related at this stage.

Meanwhile, government sources said Prime Minister Theresa May receives regular updates regarding the incident.

Later on Twitter, she said: "My thanks to the first responders at this incident this afternoon and the actions of members of the public".

People reported being evacuated from the nearby Science Museum. The driver, Darren Osborne, 47, a resident of Cardiff in Wales, was arrested at the scene.

Todays incident follows a number of attacks in which vehicles have been used to target pedestrians in London, including at London Bridge in June which claimed eight lives. Masood then was shot dead by police.

The paramedics are on the spot and have been giving medical treatment to the injured people.

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