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Man arrested after car hits two people in central London

The incident is not being treated as terror related.

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Police at the scene in Sloane Square, central London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Police at the scene in Sloane Square, central London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Police at the scene in Sloane Square, central London (Jonathan Brady/PA)

A man has been arrested for driving offences after two people were hit by a car in Sloane Square, central London, the Metropolitan Police said.

The incident is not being treated as terror related, while officers evacuated nearby buildings “as a precaution”.

Scotland Yard said the car was found abandoned in Sloane Square, Kensington, on Wednesday, and cordons were put in place while the vehicle was searched.

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Police at the scene in Sloane Square, Kensington (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Police at the scene in Sloane Square, Kensington (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Police at the scene in Sloane Square, Kensington (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The condition of the two people injured in the incident is not known.

A man was subsequently arrested for driving offences, police said.

“Await update on condition of those injured in the collision in #SloaneSquare #Kensington,” the force tweeted. “To confirm; this incident is not being treated as terror related.”

A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service said they were called at 12.08pm following reports of a road traffic collision involving pedestrians.

“We dispatched two ambulance crews and a medic in a car, with the first of our crews arriving in under four minutes,” the spokeswoman said.

“We treated two men at the scene and took them both to hospital.”

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