LONDON – A man has been arrested after a car mounted the pavement and ploughed into pedestrians outside London’s Natural History Museum, injuring several people.

Shocked eyewitnesses described how the vehicle “drove into people” near the famous museum, with paramedics seen treating victims in the street.

People on social media have reported people are receiving medical treatment on the street outside the museum in west London.

Police have closed the roads in the surrounding area, the Mirror reported.

The current terror threat level in the UK is “severe” – the second highest – meaning an attack is highly likely.

Exhibition Road is an area popular with tourists as it is home to the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.