The incident took place outside the Old Queen’s Head pub on Essex Road
At least three people have been taken to hospital following the incident which happened just before 11pm on Saturday outside the Old Queen’s Head pub on Essex Road – an area with many bars and restaurants.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and possession of points and blades after knives were found on the scene.
It comes days after Khalid Masood killed four people and injured 50 others when he drove his car along Westminster Bridge before stabbing PC Keith Palmer to death outside the Houses of Parliament.
The suspects are believed to have mowed down pedestrians before jumping out of the vehicle and attempting to escape on foot.
Police shut down the road in response to the incident
The scene remains on lockdown as Metropolitan Police and a National Police Air Service helicopter rushed to the scene in an attempt to bring the situation under control.
Images from the scene in Essex Road appear to show pedestrians strewn along the pavement.
Two men and a woman were later taken to hospital for treatment, but their injuries are believed not to be life threatening.
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The occupants decamped from the car and fled the scene on foot.
James Monks, who arrived on the scene shortly after the incident, claimed a female police officer told him the victims were “seriously injured but conscious”.
Metropolitan Police say they are not treating the incident as terror related.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at approximately 10.55pm on Saturday, March 25 to reports of a car in collision with a number of people in Essex Road, N1.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene.
“Three people – two males and one female – were taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries. At this stage their injuries are not being treated as life threatening.
“The occupants decamped from the car and fled the scene on foot.
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“Two males have since been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and possession of points and blades. They remain in custody.
“Two knives were recovered at the scene; one inside the car and one found near to the car.
“Enquiries into the circumstances continue.
“This is not being treated as terrorist related.
“Officers from Islington investigate. The National Police Air Service also assisted with the investigation.
“Road closures remain in place.”
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Emergency services deal with what appears to be an injured victim
An Ambulance spokesman said: “We were called at 11.01pm on Saturday 25 March to reports of a road traffic collision on Essex Road, N1.
“We sent a number of resources to the scene including three ambulance crews, an incident response officer and a paramedic in a car.
“We treated three patients at the scene and took them as priority to hospital.”
Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to contact Islington Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.