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Sloane Square in lockdown after car ‘mounts pavement’ and hits pedestrians

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The Metropolitan Police have locked down Sloane Square in London after a car mounted the pavement and ploughed into pedestrians.

Police have confirmed two people were injured after being hit by a car and the driver has been arrested for driving offences.

Road “closures are in place” and police have confirmed they are dealing with a “suspicious vehicle.”

Conservative MP Greg Hands said on Twitter, he had heard the “vehicle mounted the pavement and struck pedestrians.”

Hands wrote, “I’m hearing that a vehicle mounted the pavement and struck pedestrians. Am checking with eye-witnesses that everyone is OK.”

A spokesman 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. Further details await. Enquiries continue.”

According to a person on Twitter, the car was found abandoned on Exhibition Road.

Eyewitness and London cab driver Harry who was at the scene, said he saw the car mount the pavement and hit two pedestrians.

He told the Mirror Online, “He was travelling westbound coming from Eaton Sq, as he approached Sloane Square he veered to the wrong side of the road and hit one man who looked like he was late 50s then another younger man who smashed his windscreen.

“The car kept driving for a couple of metres with this man on the bonnet. After he fell to the ground car sped round the corner to Sloane Street.”

The Metropolitan Police previously wrote on Twitter: “Police in Kensington & Chelsea are dealing with a suspicious vehicle at Sloane Square.

“Cordons and closures are currently in place. We await examination of the vehicle.

“Update to follow in due course.”




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