The Prime Minister has been briefed following an incident outside of the Natural History Museum when a car mounted the pavement and hit a number of pedestrians.
The man was quickly detained by brave members of the public and pinned to the floor, he can be clearly seen facedown in a pool of blood suggesting there was a struggle.
Armed police have deployed to the scene and a large police cordon is currently in place in South Kensington.
A number of streets around the Natural History Museum has been closed, the area is very popular with tourists When the incident happened the area was very busy.
Near to the Natural History Museum is also located near to the Science Museum, Victoria, Albert Museum and the Royal Albert Hall.
The man was detained after a car mounted the pavement and hitting a number of near the Natural History Museum in London.
The Man can be clearly seen on the floor with blood in front of him which suggests there was an apparent struggle.
— Police Hour (@PoliceHour) October 7, 2017
Officers from the Met Police acted quickly and arrested the driver. A number of people are reported to have been hurt during the incident.
Brave members of the public quickly grabbed hold of the man who was held to the ground with a bloodied face.
It is believed that members of the public stepped in and dragged him from the car.
Met Police have confirmed the following details ” Police were called at 1421 on Saturday, 7 October to reports of a collision in Exhibition Road, South Kensington.
It is believed that a number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers are on the scene, and the London Ambulance Service has been called. A man has been detained at the scene.”
There’s been a serious incident outside the Museum. We are working w/ @metpoliceuk and will provide an update when we have more information
— Natural History Museum (@NHM_London) October 7, 2017
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