Sunday 22 October 2017

Man held after crash near London's Natural History Museum sparked terror alert released

Emergency services at the scene on Exhibition Road in London, as several people have been injured after a car reportedly ploughed into people outside the Natural History Museum Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Emergency services at the scene on Exhibition Road in London, as several people have been injured after a car reportedly ploughed into people outside the Natural History Museum Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire
Emergency services at the scene Photo: Afra Wang Titter
A forensic officer at the scene on Cromwell Gardens in London, after several people have been injured after a car reportedly ploughed into people outside the Natural History Museum Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
Police officers stand in the road near the Natural History Museum, after a car mounted the pavement injuring a number of pedestrians, police said, in London, Britain October 7, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A man arrested after a minicab crash sparked a terror alert in London's museum district has been released by police.

The 47-year-old driver was one of 11 people hurt when his Toyota Prius mounted the pavement and hit pedestrians near the Natural History Museum on Saturday afternoon.

Scotland Yard said the man, who was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, was released on Sunday morning "under investigation".

Police have already said that the incident was not terror-related.

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