Car Plows Into Pedestrians Standing Outside Islington Pub, Knives Found In Car, Four Hurt

A vehicle has hit numerous pedestrians outside an Islington, northern London pub, resulting in four injuries and no deaths.

The collision occurred near Queen’s Head Pub at Essex Road Saturday night around 11pm local time.

Four men between the ages of 17 to 19 were arrested on suspicion for various offences such as GBH with intention as well as possession of blades and points. They are currently in custody.

Two knives had been recovered at the scene, with one inside of the vehicle and the other nearby.

Police stated that although the incident mirrors the recent London attack, it “is not being treated as terrorist related”.

Roads nearby the area were closed.

Police Reaction

Metropolitan Police stated: “Police were called at approximately 22:55hrs on Saturday, 25 March to reports of a car in collision with a number of people in Essex Road, N1.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene; initial reports state four people are suffering injuries – their condition awaits.

“The occupants decamped from the car and fled the scene on foot. One male has been arrested; enquiries continue.

“While enquiries into the circumstances continue, this is not being treated as terrorist related. Officers from Islington investigate.”

Tentions are high after the Westminister attacks during which one Khalid Masood plowed into pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge, but a spokesperson at the Metropolitan Police Department said that this incident is not being considered terrorism.

Witness Statements

One witness said to the Daily Mail that she had been in line at the pub when the alleged driver swerved off and “knocked people over like dominoes.”

She stated: “There were about twenty people in the queue and I was at the back with my friends.

“The car came screeching round the corner at about 50mph and was coming straight for me.

“I pushed over the barriers and fell to the floor as the car smashed into three people in front of me. They were knocked over like dominoes.”