Auto hits crowd near London museum, many injured

A Metropolitan Police spokesman told MailOnline'Police were called at 1421 on Saturday 7 October to reports of a collision in Exhibition Road South Kensington

Eleven people were injured after a auto drove into pedestrians outside London's Natural History Museum, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Police said 11 people were injured when a auto apparently mounted the pavement and hit pedestrians.

Britain's police and emergency services at the scene of an incident in central London.

Witnesses said a blood-soaked man was pinned to the ground and was "laughing" as he was detained.

Dieon Rurora said people were running down the street to get away and some fell over.

Witness footage appeared to show a man being held on the ground by three others following the collision.

The BBC reported the incident happened near the Natural History Museum in London and involved a driver that hit pedestrians.

The Ambulance Service also immediately responded to the call.

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THE Natural History Museum is one of London's busiest and most famous tourist attractions.

The area, which includes the wide, semi-pedestrianised Exhibition Road which runs past the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, is popular with families and tourists, particularly on a Saturday afternoon.

Nine were taken to hospital, including a man who was arrested at the scene.

A BBC reporter at the scene said that she saw a vehicle moving "diagonally" across the road before the crash.

The Metropolitan Police in a statement said he was taken into custody following the incident on Exhibition Road in Southern Kensington and was later arrested. Helicopters buzzed overhead as ambulances rushed to the scene.

Police said they are working to establish the circumstances of the crash and more information will be provided once details are clear.

Meanwhile, government sources said Prime Minister Theresa May receives regular updates regarding the incident. Around 30 people were injured.

THE organiser of Wemsfest has told of the aftermath of the incident at the Natural History Museum in London earlier today.

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