All major U.K. news outlets, including Sky News, Express, the Mirror and the Telegraph have all reported that at least four people were seriously injured after a car plowed through pedestrians in Islington, London Saturday night.
The incident comes just three days after a terrorist drove a car into pedestrians along the Westminister Bridge.
The Saturday night incident reportedly occurred about 11:00 p.m. London time near the Old Queen’s Head pub on Essex Road, where many bars and restaurants are located.
UPDATE Sunday 4:06 a.m. London time: The Express reported that two knives were found at the scene – one inside the vehicle and one lying outside near the vehicle. Two male suspects have reportedly been arrested.
Three of the injured – two males and one female – were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Initial reports stated four were injured.
The Express said police have arrested the driver of the vehicle, but claimed they are not treating it as a terror act. Reportedly there were multiple occupants in the car, who ran from the scene, but one man was caught and arrested.
The Mirror reported that one Twitter user shared an image of the vehicle, and identified an object lying on the pavement beside the vehicle as an “abandoned knife.”
Essex road in Islington just after pic.twitter.com/mHbKBNgCkG
— James (@J___A___H) March 25, 2017
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) March 25, 2017
— Behlul™ (@behlul_official) March 26, 2017
BREAK: 4 people injured following a car hit a people on a busy road in Islington, London. Not terror related. pic.twitter.com/f4ITRfxX2M
— Matt Vincent (@MRV2899) March 25, 2017
— Steph (@Steph_R_86) March 25, 2017
Stay away from Essex Road, Islington. All locked off. pic.twitter.com/3PtqFkE2JX
— Bee Q (@BeeQandUnique) March 25, 2017
— Jade Barlow (@Jadeypades) March 26, 2017
— sophia (@fimccarthyy) March 26, 2017
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Lawmaker joins list of high profile Russians to die suspiciously