Man arrested after ‘mounting pavement and hitting two people’ in Sloane Square

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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.’