London’s Sloane Square is on lockdown as police investigate a ‘suspicious vehicle’ that mounted the pavement before hitting two people this afternoon.
The car was found abandoned and a man was later arrested on suspicion of a driving offence, police said in a statement.
Cordons were put in place and buildings in the surrounding area were evacuated as a precaution while officers searched the vehicle.
It is not clear what condition the pedestrians are in. Police say they are not treating it as a terrorist incident.
The car reportedly mounted the pavement before hitting two people, MP for Chelsea and Fulham Greg Hand said on Twitter.
‘Am checking with eye-witnesses that everyone is OK’, he added.
The London Amulance serve were called shortly after midday to reports of a road traffic collision involving two men.
Two ambulance crews and a medic in a car arriving in under four minutes, a spokesperson said.
‘We treated two men at the scene and took them both to hospital’ the statement added.
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police are on scene in Sloane Square, SW1 where they are dealing with a vehicle which has collided with two people.
‘We await a condition update.
‘The car was found abandoned.
‘Cordons were put in place and buildings in the surrounding area were evacuated as a precaution while officers searched the vehicle.
‘A man was subsequently arrested arrested for driving offences.’