Driver released after crash near London museums

Source:AFP Published: 2017/10/8 23:33:40

The road near Natural History Museum is cordoned off in London, Britain, on Oct. 7, 2017. A number of people were injured Saturday after a car ploughed into pedestrians outside Natural History Museum, London Metropolitan Police said. (Xinhua/Han Yan)


 
A man arrested after his car plowed into pedestrians in London's museum district, injuring 11 people and sparking fears of a terror attack, was released from custody Sunday, police said.

The 47-year-old was held at the scene of Saturday's crash on suspicion of dangerous driving, and questioned overnight over what police said was a traffic incident with no link to terrorism.

"This morning, he was released under investigation while enquiries continue," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

The arrested man was one of nine people taken to hospital following the crash, and after receiving treatment was taken for questioning at a police station.

Another two people were treated at the scene.

Detective constable Darren Case said, "because of where this collision occurred and the number of pedestrians involved, I fully appreciate the concern and alarm this incident caused."



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