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this is bbc news. i'm annita mcveigh. the headlines at 5. several people are injured in an incident outside london's natural history museum, after a car mounted the pavement and struck pedestrians. i heard a couple of loud bangs and did not think much of it, thought it was a car backfiring. then there we re was a car backfiring. then there were screams and a large crowd came through. police are trying to establish whether it's terror—related — one person has been detained following the incident. also in the next hour: concerns for one of northern ireland's biggest employers. that's after us authorities impose more heavy tariffs on bombardier planes. calls for unity in spain, as a huge rally takes place in madrid following last weekend's disputed referendum for catalan independence. senior conservatives rally around the prime minister —
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borisjohnson tells mps to get behind theresa may — and turn the fire onjeremy corbyn. and lewis hamilton puts himself in the driving seat — taking pole at the japanese grand prix. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. several people have been injured amid reports a car mounted the pavement outside the natural history museum in london and struck pedestrians. a man was detained at the scene. police say they are keeping an open mind about whether the incident was terrorism related. you see just behind the taxi and image of the man who has been
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detained. he is being held on the ground by a number of people. the area in south kensington where this happened is a harbourfor tourism with several museums. downing street said the prime minister is being kept up—to—date. these are some of the latest images from the scene, where there is a large police presence. roads around the museum have been cordoned off. we heard from witnesses how quickly police moved to clear people away from the area. and to put cordons in place while they try to establish the nature of this incident. we understand the metropolitan police are keeping an open mind at this stage about what type of incident this was. we can speak to our home affairs correspondent. let's deal with that. you are close to where
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the incident unfolded in south kensington. the police obviously wa nt to kensington. the police obviously want to confirm one way or another to the public as soon as they practically can the exact nature of this incident. indeed, and that explains the scale of what we are seeing here at the corner of exhibition road. i am outside the victoria and albert museum. if i step out of shot, you can see in the distance police scenes of crime officers. they are leading the investigation. the car involved in the incident isjust investigation. the car involved in the incident is just out of view of our camera. the police have set up a large cordon because in this sort of operation, what you end up seeing is police bringing out all specialist
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tools and officers to get to the bottom of what has happened as quickly as possible. in the past out we have seen a lot of traffic coming m, we have seen a lot of traffic coming in, senior detectives coming to the scene. we have had specialist firearms officers who have now taken a step back. it looks pretty clear this is a contained incident. a few moments' walk from where i am standing is the restaurant area of exhibition road. for people who have visited the museums, they will know it well, a large group of restau ra nts a nd it well, a large group of restaurants and a pedestrianised area near the south kensington underground station. that is like a ghost town at the moment. normally, at this time of day, any time of year, it is normally busy, in fact exceptionally busy today because i believe the victoria and albert, it is the last day of their pink floyd show and by the restaurants it is a
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ghost town with chairs scattered, where people were told to evacuate as quickly as possible. you can see half drunk glasses of wine and meals on the tables and you can see coats and bags. in one bar, i saw bar stools scattered. one member of staff at a restaurant told us there was a commotion. officers came to the door and told everybody to get out as quickly as possible and they did. in some cases, we understand staff might have had to go back to check gas is off in the restaurant kitchen. it is like a contained scene. what scotland yard will do is establish as quickly as possible what it amounts to. that can be a difficultjob what it amounts to. that can be a difficult job because what it amounts to. that can be a difficultjob because they have to understand what happened with the suspect, if he had criminal motivation, whether this is a horrible medical accident or another kind of accident. they will look
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into the life of the individual, assuming they have identified him. one skill they will bring to bear is looking at the movements of the car throughout the day because of london's automatic number plate recognition system. they will almost certainly bring that tool into play right now. a lot of work for officers to do. the london mayor sadiq khan has been tweeting and i wa nt to sadiq khan has been tweeting and i want to let viewers see what he has been saying. he gives the details as we know them about the incident. a number of people injured in an incident involving a car in exhibition road and a man detained by police. he said details are emerging and he said he is in close contact with the assistant metropolitan police commissioner and other emergency services. mark rowley, he is the head of uk
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counterterrorism policing. i do not know whether we should read too much into that. it may or may not be releva nt. into that. it may or may not be relevant. i think it is relevant, because it shows the way police have to approach these incidents. they have to approach it from the worst—case scenario and work backwards because it is only in that environment they will be sure they have looked at every angle and the fa ct have looked at every angle and the fact they have brought in the commissioner so early is an indication they think they might have to bottom out. on the face of it, there are people here in kensington and across social media who are assuming this is terrorism, simply because it looks like that kind of thing. an incident with a car which appears to have collided with people. we have seen that happen before on westminster bridge and london bridges a separate
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incident where a car drove into people, in finsbury park, earlier this year. on the face of it, the knee jerk reaction is this year. on the face of it, the kneejerk reaction is it this year. on the face of it, the knee jerk reaction is it could this year. on the face of it, the kneejerk reaction is it could be terrorism. we do not know which is why the assistant commissioner mark rowley is effectively involved because his specialist officers will have to make the call about whether it is an attempted terrorist attack or something innocent. it would be speculative to say anything other than that but it gives you a sense as to why this is a large organisation and the fact the mayor of london sadiq khan has been briefed, brought into the loop, indicates the police are not treating this as a common road traffic accident in london. those things happen all the time and the police do not talk about those things because they are local stories. the fact this has been elevated to national status suggests they are working on the worst—case
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scenario. but i stress we have nothing to confirm what the nature of this incident is. one thing interesting here, people worry about these things happening in the city but the victoria and albert museum is still operational, still busy, people are coming and going from it all the time. people are trying to get on with their lives. you can understand why the abundance of caution, you can understand why the police exercise this amount of caution. indeed. one thing, ithink collateral impact is one of the phrases on a day like this. i spoke earlier to a local woman who is in bits she cannot get home tonight and does not know what to do. she is too worried to appear on camera and does not want to speak on television but
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she told me she lives around the corner and is scared of the threat of terrorism and i said we do not know what this is yet. because she cannot get home she is worried about what she will do and there will be others in a similar situation. this is not just a others in a similar situation. this is notjust a tourist hotspots with the bars and cafes in prestigious museums, it is a residential area with holmes and flats and people who have been out and maybe trying to get back in. those already in their homes may not be able to get out so a complex a situation to manage. not least because they were trying to manage another incident on the other side of the capital, a march by football supporters who marched against extremism, heading towards westminster bridge to lay wreaths to the victims of that attack, when the alert happened for this mysterious incident outside the natural history museum. a lot of questions at the
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moment and it may take time for police to indicate what it amounts to. thank you. as dominic was saying, this is not just an area with museums and shops and restaurants, people live in this area and ellie mackay is one of them and she has been talking to us this afternoon and showing us what she can see from her home. these are the images she is showing us right now. and she is ready to talk again. for the benefit of viewers perhaps you will go back to 2:20pm this afternoon and describe what you saw and heard. i hope you can hear me. we can certainly see ellie mackay‘s
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pictures, but we are trying to establish if she can speak to me. i think the sound has dropped out. we will try to get back to her if we can. unfortunately we cannot speak to her at the moment but earlier i spoke to our home affairs correspondent. we are still waiting to hear from the metropolitan police who have to call whether this is a terrorist incident or whether it is an unfortunate road traffic accident ina an unfortunate road traffic accident in a busy part of london. we are still waiting for that statement and they say they cannot put anything out until they are certain. we are getting conflicting reports. a man was originally arrested, we were told and then we were told he had been detained not arrested, which suggests it was not sinister. we are told the prime minister is kept informed but nevertheless that
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raises questions about the whitehall involvement. it is difficult. why people are so alarmed and we have heard many witnesses talking to you, it is the level of police activity once something like this happens. they have seen police apparel into the area, with large sections of road cordoned off and people become concerned and think the worst. this is how the police will respond if there is a suggestion it could be anything more than a road traffic accident. they are primed in these situations, which is what people have seen, but that raises concern among the public. the phrase of abundance of caution is what we are looking at with the police wanting to react given a national security alert to keep people out of harm's way. that's right. because we have seen terrorists use this tactic in
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this country in recent months. we have seen the westminster and london bridge attack where people have mounted the pavement and people killed, this is what people immediately think of but it could be a road traffic accident. the problem is, we are trying to get information quickly and this only happened a couple of hours ago and we are still waiting to hear and hopefully we will know something in the next couple of hours. that wasjune kelly, our home affairs correspondent. i hope we can hear from ellie mackay, who lives 100 metres from the natural history museum. i hope we can talk to you this time. yes, hello. for the benefit of viewers, perhaps you could describe what you heard and saw from the vantage point of your home earlier this afternoon around 2:20pm. as you can see, my flat is
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at exhibition road and you can see it is completely cordoned off. that area is pedestrianised that there area is pedestrianised that there are police blocking that section. you can hear helicopters, a helicopter has been circling overhead ever since. i was working at my desk by the window and i heard at my desk by the window and i heard a bang and assumed it was a car backfiring, in south kensington something as simple as a waste bin falling over. you do not expect anything worse. along this street there were suddenly hundreds of people running and screaming and picking up children and rushing. they were doing it quickly. it was obvious something unusual was going on. notjust a regular crowd. within
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less tha n on. notjust a regular crowd. within less than a minute, we have the station, which has reopened, but this station was evacuated. that was amazing, how quickly, calmly and efficiently, to the point i thought it was maybe a drill because everybody was moving quickly but everybody was moving quickly but everybody helping each other through and they closed the gates as quickly as possible and within minutes they closed off both sections of the road. the other side, the main square in south kensington, that is closed off. that was shocked within minutes and armed police were on the scene quickly, making sure... everybody... ellie mackay, hopefully we can still hear you. a few glitches with the sound. would you
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say that things are starting, look as if they are starting to return to normal outside your window? u nfortu nately, normal outside your window? unfortunately, i think we have lost the line to ellie mackay. ellie mackay lives inside in south kensington, describing what she could hear and see from her home as the incident unfolded. i spoke earlier to jason, who was at a nearby restaurant when the incident happened. he saw people beginning to run. about 2:20pm, we were in the restau ra nt run. about 2:20pm, we were in the restaurant eating. we saw people running past the restaurant. i guess that was probably around the moment the incident took place. i did not see the incident. we finished our meal, paid and went out. i walked up
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close by and put footage on your programme s0 close by and put footage on your programme so that you can see what my vantage point was and you can see a couple of guys holding down the gentleman who was presumably the driver. they were waiting. it took 5-10 driver. they were waiting. it took 5—10 minutes for police to arrive and officially detain him, put ha ndcuffs and officially detain him, put handcuffs on him. you should see that in the video. i would say... it was relative calm. there were a lot of people around. trying to figure out what was going on because from a distance, without seeing the guy on the ground, it looked like kayaks. people were trying to figure out what it was and i guess that is
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still the case. jason talking to me earlier. we have more images to show you from the scene in south kensington. still a big security presence. evidence in that image of the cordon the police have set up. there are cordons on roads around the natural history museum. no word yet on whether those might be lifted. to remind you, the prime minister, we are told, is being kept up minister, we are told, is being kept up to date with developments. and police say they are keeping an open mind as to whether this incident with the car mounting the pavement and a number of people being injured, whether this is terrorism related, or whether it is an u nfortu nate related, or whether it is an unfortunate accident. we do not know the nature of the injuries suffered,
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or how many people precisely were hurt in the incident as yet. we have also heard from the london mayor sadiq khan. very much emphasising that details are still emerging and saying he has spoken to and is in close contact with the assistant metropolitan police commissioner mark rowley. mark rowley is the head of uk counterterrorism policing. all of uk counterterrorism policing. all of our witnesses described how swiftly the emergency services moved m, swiftly the emergency services moved in, cleared people from the area of the museum, and put cordons in place. the incident happened around 2:20pm. ina place. the incident happened around 2:20pm. in a moment we willjoin viewers on bbc one for the news. one eyewitness monaco was on the other side of the museum when the incident happened. -- moniker. we were
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walking with my daughter from gloucester road because we were trying to get a bus to full road from south kensington station and we we re from south kensington station and we were literally on cromwell road walking towards the natural history museum when suddenly the police arrived. they closed the road and we we re arrived. they closed the road and we were told, it was just on the other side of the museum, on the corner. they closed the road in front of you? yes, literally, and we were told... we thought it was a car accident. i was looking at could not see any car, all i could see was the road closed from queensgate side and across from the other side. as if you are going to exhibition road. there was more police presence on that side. i thought there was a car
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accident. i could not see any car. i said to my daughter, we will walk to full road because it will be impossible, the traffic is crazy, and that is what we did. we walked back towards gloucester road and made our way to that area to get to full road to meet our friends. i was outside the coffee shop when i saw the news pop—up on my mobile phone. breaking news. then i realised what had really happened. it seems that at that point you were not aware of the scale of the police response and the scale of the police response and the police might be potentially responding to something bigger than an accident. not at all. i was so upset when i saw the news. i
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understand it is not confirmed what happened. it was at that point, the police were really calm. so were the people. ca re good afternoon. a number of people have been injured in central london after a car mounted the pavement and struck several people outside the national history museum in kensington. the incident which took place atjust after 2pm this afternoon has led to after 2pm this afternoon has led to a major security alert. dozens of armed police have been deployed to the area and the investigation is still ongoing. the metropolitan police have ruled out the possibility the incident is terror related. security correspondent june kelly reports. the scene on one of london's busiest roads just after the scene on one of london's busiest roadsjust after 2:20pm the scene on one of london's busiest roads just after 2:20pm this afternoon. a man pinned to the ground and held after a car is said to have ploughed into pedestrians outside the natural history museum in exhibition road. a number of
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people were injured. the museum is a lwa ys people were injured. the museum is always a magnet for visitors, especially families, on a saturday afternoon. we were sitting outside the trois lebanese restaurant. people started running, people were saying, run. i heard a noise, could have been backfires, could have been shots. we ran with everybody else. everything seemed to calm down. we tried to walk back up to the national history museum, where we we re national history museum, where we were going. then everything went mental with police cars and a lockdown. i heard a couple of loud bangs, didn't really think much of it because you think it's the car backfiring or something. and then there were some screens and a large crowd came through. scotland yard said a man has been detained while police try to establish the circumstances and what they call the motive. a large area in south kensington is now cordoned off. once again, londoners are facing
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disruption. scotland yard says be releasing more information as soon as soon as it knows the details of what went on here. june kelly, bbc news. our correspondent richard lister is there. richard — scotland yard still trying to establish what happened — what do we know so far? kate, yes, that's true. i think it's important to stress we still don't know what will not this incident was terror related, it is very much an ongoing investigation but the police are treating it very seriously. if you look over my shoulder we can zoom you look over my shoulder we can zoom in and have a look at the focus of this investigation. about quarter of this investigation. about quarter of my other exhibition road the junction with cromwell road, that is where the incident took place. it's difficult to see, you mightjust be able to make out a sliver of black in the centre of the screen, that is the black toyota vehicle involved in this incident and police are now examining that very carefully. we've seen ambulances going in and out throughout the afternoon and, indeed, unmarked police cars as
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well. there have been an unconfirmed number of casualties, we don't know exactly how many. we also don't know exactly how many. we also don't know exactly the condition of those people who have been injured. we also don't know just people who have been injured. we also don't knowjust how badly hurt the driver of this vehicle was. some reports said that he, too, had been hurt. the mayor, sadiq khan, has stressed details are still emerging about this incident. he is urging people to stay away from this scene for now at least. there are renewed fears for the future of jobs at the bombardier aerospace factory in belfast. the us government has announced a further increase in tariffs on planes made by the company, making it prohibitively expensive to import them. the united states claims bombardier has received unfair financial support from the uk and canada — where the planes are assembled. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. bombardier and its predecessor, short‘s, have been at the heart of the manufacturing economy in belfast for decades. 4000 skilled workers make high—tech composite wings in a province which doesn't have many of those jobs.
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but over the past fortnight, potential american tariffs have placed a huge question mark over their future. now, in a new blow, the us commerce department has slapped a further 80% tariff on bombardier planes, meaning all of its largest aircraft could soon face import duties of up to 300% america. it looms very large over these workers and it's time for the british government to actually step up for british workers. we see it within britain being bullied now. the british government being bullied by boeing. the eu needs to step in because of the fact they're being bullied now, too. it needs to stop, it needs to stop now. and for bombardier workers it's a waiting game. we know we've still got a job to do. and keep our fingers crossed we are keeping that one down and keep working away you know. it'll affect the whole company, probably. whatever the outcome is.
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and this is the plane that the americans object to. the c series is assembled in canada with wings made and sent from belfast. but the americans claim it has received $1 billion in subsidies from the canadians, which allows it to undercut boeing in bidding for contracts. this whole row puts the government, especially the business department, in something of a bind. it is kept in power by dup votes and the dup is also where the bombardier factory is based. but boeing, which initiated these tariffs, employs even more people, almost 19,000 people, elsewhere in the uk. and its building a new factory in sheffield. we have an international regulatory regime which has worked extremely well. these type of measures threaten competition and innovation and as a consequence that's bad news for consumers wherever they are. these 300% tariffs are recommendations by one branch of the us government. if there is no solution, though, they will come into force in february.
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in that time, the nails of thousands of workers here, and trade negotiators on both sides of the atlantic, will be bitten down to the quick. joe lynam, bbc news. tens of thousands of people have rallied in the spanish capital madrid — calling for national unity after last sunday's disputed referendum for catalan independence. the spanish government has said it will not allow catalonia to break away. last weekend hundreds of people were injured as national police attempted to disrupt the vote. from madrid, james reynolds reports. demonstrators in spain's capital have chosen to display their colours. thousands of people in madrid came out to say that this country should not be broken into pieces, and that catalonia must give up its plans to declare independence. by contrast, these demonstrators in ba rcelona's sa nt jaume square stripped themselves of spanish or even catalan colours.
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they're from a new campaign group called "shall we talk?" i am here personally because i think that we need a dialogue. politicians haven't been doing theirjob really well. our sole objective is that people, above all politicians, talk to each other. we've seen for too long a confrontation between both sides and we think now the people have to show that we want dialogue. a similar demonstration in favour of dialogue was held here in the southern city of alicante. the middle ground in spain is now trying to make itself heard. here in madrid, and across in barcelona, protesters await a reply from their politicians. so will catalonia go ahead and declare independence? the region's leader may let everybody know on tuesday.
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kate. us states in the gulf of mexico have been placed on a state of emergency as hurricane nate heads towards them. at least 2a people have been killed by the storm as it passed through nicaragua, costa rica and honduras. hurricane nate is gathering strength and is expected to reach the us coast, south east of new orleans tonight. some councils say they're not getting the money they need to carry out urgent safety improvements on tower blocks following the grenfell disaster. a number of local authorities in england and wales say requests for governments funds for refurbishment are being rejected because they're deemed non—essential. angus crawford explains. it was a fire no one thought possible. flames engulfing the building, spreading through the cladding in minutes. raising urgent questions about blocks like thieves in billingham. or here on merseyside. fire tests showed more
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than 100 weren't safe. some residents had to be evacuated, leaving them fearful, confused and frustrated. four miles from grenfell, counsellor adam hoge says these flats need millions of pounds of repairs. for blogs such as those across westminster and across the country, there needs to have sprinklers retrofitted. for now the government won't pay, leaving the council to foot the bill. nothing is coming from government, it means fewer afforda ble coming from government, it means fewer affordable homes will be built and residents will be dealing with repairs for the next 20—30 years. the horror of what happened here exposed dangers in buildings across the country. rightly or bromley, some councils believe the government made a pledge to pay for all the work to make tower blocks safe. after the fire, public anger
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mounted, and ministers promised action. whatever it takes we will ta ke action. whatever it takes we will take the expert advice, do whatever it takes to make those building safe, or make those people safe. whatever it takes. we have to be led by the experts but there can be no short cuts to this. but today the government said building owners are responsible forfunding government said building owners are responsible for funding measures designed to make a building safe. and urged councils to come forward if they had funding concerns. it was a national tragedy. but who now will pay to make sure it never happens ain? pay to make sure it never happens again? that's it for now. more through the evening on the bbc news channel. i'll be back with good. afternoon returning now to our top story. several people have been injured amid reports that a car mounted the pavement outside the natural history museum in london and
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struck. pedestrians a man was detained at the scene, as you can see the man in the blue shirt being held on the ground, with some evidence of debris. from the collision people are moving fairly calmly. around i'm not sure at this stage if people were fully aware of what had happened. as we're hearing from police, they're a keeping an open mind as to whether this could bea open mind as to whether this could be a terrorist incident, or whether it is an unfortunate accident. and these are helicopter images, live. images, coming into us of the area the skies above south kensington, where, of course, the natural history museum is located. and you can see there emergency vehicles,
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well, i beg your pardon, that isn't an emergency vehicle, but traffic near to the brompton church in south kensington. as the helicopter moves, we might be able to bring you a view of the area which has been cordoned off. roads surrounding the natural history museum cordoned off. we've heard from various witnesses how quickly the police moved in once they received reports around 20 past two this afternoon of some sort of incident, collision, as it was reported to them, outside the natural history museum. our correspondent richard lister is in the area for us. richard, is there still evidence of considerable police activity? yes, there is, in
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fa ct police activity? yes, there is, in fact risen just having to move our cameras so that an officer can get out. there are a number of cars still down at the point where this incident happened. we can have a closer look if users in on that, a cluster of police and emergency vehicles there, a number of offices in dream reflective. jackets you might be able to make out a sliver of black in the centre of the screen, that is the toyota vehicle which was involved in the incident, which was involved in the incident, which is obviously being examined very carefully by officers. police, as we keep stressing, have not given as we keep stressing, have not given a definitive answer as to the nature of this incident. they say they are keeping an open mind and they have not decided if in that elite whether or not this was an accident or whether it was something worse. at this stage we have more questions than answers. we don't know how many
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people were injured, how badly they we re people were injured, how badly they were injured, we don't know anything about the identity of the man who was detained by police, although police say he was not arrested. witnesses say that that man, too, appeared to be injured at the point at which he was detained by. police we don't know his condition at this stage. police say they want to be sure that they have all the facts before they say anything definitive about this incident. one thing that everybody living in this area, this isa everybody living in this area, this is a until everybody living in this area, this isa untilarea, everybody living in this area, this is a until area, nobody is being allowed back into their homes. in the body who happened to be out will now come back to find these police cordon is and you cannot get any closer to the incident. suppuration are being told that they're going to have to find somewhere else, for now at least. recently don't know how
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long this situation is going to last. presumably police will be looking at cctv footage, trying to looking at cctv footage, trying to look at the movements of this vehicle, as it approached the museum? yes, there's a lot of basic police work to do. they're going to have to look at all of the cctv cameras in this area, and this area has a lot of them. they will be taking witness statements from those who saw the crash, and that all ta kes who saw the crash, and that all takes some time. or so we don't know whether or not the driver who was detained is in a fit state to be interviewed. if he is actually quite badly injured — and some witnesses spoke of seeing blood coming from this man — again, we don't know the extent of those injuries — police will not be able to interview him for a while, if that is in fact the. case so, police simply do not have the answers to the questions which surround this. and presumably they would want to move as quickly as
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possible either to confirm or deny that this was an incident with some sort of sinister motive, or to reassure the public that it wasn't? yes, of course, i'm sure everybody is hoping that this was no more than an accident. but the very real possible it is that it was something worse and that, and if that is the case, the police have to ask the number of questions. did that person acted alone? was anybody else involved? is that the prospect of further similar attacks? all of those questions are going to be hovering over this investigation. but until police know definitively what they are dealing with, those questions might not even have to be asked. police are making it very clear that they do not know exactly what this incident was and they are still investigating it.|j
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what this incident was and they are still investigating it. i spoke earlier to damian hackett, who was behind the police cordon, and he told me what he saw. well, we've been moved away from the area now. in quite a hurry, to be honest! when we had arrived, the incident had already ta ken place, we had arrived, the incident had already taken place, and the police we re already taken place, and the police were busy responding and trying to get people away from the area. they up get people away from the area. they upa get people away from the area. they up a cordon immediately. we didn't know what was going on, and then the police came more less charging towards the crowd and everybody was told to get out of there now! so, we all legged it, basically, there were tables knocked over at restaurants, people were screaming. it was quite a scene at that stage, and we still didn't know what was going on. so, from your description, it is fair to say that there was certainly a
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degree of urgency in the way that police were moving people away from the area, a huge degree of concern? . absolutely they were adamant that everybody was gone from that area immediately. i heard one policeman shouting, run and don't stop running! they were pretty keen that we got out of there! so, you haven't seen at first hand the vehicle which our reporter describe to me earlier as having perhaps one wheel on the pavement? no, well, we did see a vehicle, but we didn't identify it — it wasn't moving when we saw it. we we re it wasn't moving when we saw it. we were literally just it wasn't moving when we saw it. we were literallyjust there as the police were responding, we were turning up at the same time. and just as i speak to you, damian hackett, if you bear with me, we are just receiving a two statement from the natural history museum, saying there has been a serious incident outside and that they are working
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with the police. that is the extent of the statement, the natural history museum saying there has been a serious incident outside and they are working with the police. just tell us more about the response of police and the people? there was quite a relaxed atmosphere at the start, almost like people were queueing up to see what was going on. there was no real sense of emergency at that stage, for some reason. and then it was as if a button had been switched, and the other police, the guys with the guns and everything, they started charging towards the crowd, and basically started shouting at us to get out of there urgently, get out of there now! run and keep running! they were pretty much... in fairness, nobody was going to ignore
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them! they were adamant that we had to be out of there. they obviously felt the risk had escalated at that stage and possibly they were not aware of the level of containment they needed to engage in. perhaps they needed to engage in. perhaps they did not know how many people we re they did not know how many people were involved in the act itself. but at that point i can assure you the atmosphere changed from being calm to being, april were fleeing for what seemed like their lives. panic was rippling across the crowd, and it was busy. april were having to struggle to get out of there. tables we re struggle to get out of there. tables were being knocked over in restaurants. so, we just moving out of the way. i was trying to gauge what was going on and which direction to go in, a little bit exciting, to say the least. but now, where you are, pretty calm, would
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you say? yes, it's funny because as soon as you get to the high street kensington area, it's just soon as you get to the high street kensington area, it'sjust business as usual. people are obviously unaware that less than a quarter of a mile away, there's serious panic going on. it's pretty bizarre, to be honest, people are wandering down the street and going shopping as usual. damian hackett talking to me earlier. we can show you some more images from the helicopter, which is above south kensington at a moment looking down on de rossi. —— looking down on exhibition road. as our correspondence have been telling us, there is still a significant police presence, and many of the roads are cordoned off, that's why exhibition road looks so quiet. police say they
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are keeping an open mind as to the nature of this incident which has happened outside the natural history museum a little earlier today. much more on this story at six o'clock. now, it's time to take a look at the day's sporting action with lizzie greenwood—hughes. would evening. we have lots going on today. we're starting just around the corner from here at old trafford, where the super league showpiece event, the grand final puzzle is about to kick off. castleford tigers are hoping to upset the competition's most successful club, leeds rhinos. our sports reporter adam wild is there. this is always a huge games, but particularly this year for castleford who have been the form tea m castleford who have been the form team but have never been in this position before, can they overcome the experience of leeds? that is certainly the big question. this is as you say rugby league's domestic big game of the calendar. leeds
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rhinos, domestically they've been the most successful team of the modern error, against their small—town neighbours castleford. they've never won the grand final, never been in a grand final before. just to put it into some context for you — castleford has a population of 40,000, around 30,000 of those have turned up here at old trafford to cheer their team on this afternoon. everybody now safely inside getting out of the rain. there's been lots of great atmosphere on the way in, lots of singing and flag—waving and face painting. but this is not a david against goliath occasion. castleford have been the form team throughout this year. they finish ten points clear of their nearest rivals at the end of the domestic season. so, they are the favourites, they go into it as the favourites, but it's going to be very close indeed. i always think it seems unfair that a gene which finishes ten points clear could end up losing
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the grand final, but that's super league! that's talk about zak hardaker who has been named much talked about leading up to this joker he is not going to be playing for castleford because he has been suspended by the club — how much of a difference will that make? look, his absence would make a huge difference to any side. he is that good a player. was runner—up in the manner steel awards. he's a sensational player, there's few better. but he is missing from castleford, sensationally, effectively thrown out of the side in the few days running up to the occasion because of off—field disciplinary problems. he is replaced by greg eden at full—back, not a bad replacement, super league's top try scorer, but he's going to be a huge mess for the castleford tigers. one other name to mention, stevie ward for leeds rhinos, he dislocated his shoulder in the sensational semifinal victory. there was doubt whether he would play, but does start in the
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second row for leeds rhinos. he's a big name coming in for leeds. it's going to be and enthralling occasion. they make them tough in by occasion. they make them tough in rugby league! formula 1, and lewis hamilton will start from pole position in tomorrow's japanese grand prix. the mercedes driver qualified ahead of title rival sebastian vettel, to take his 10th pole in 16 races this season. he broke the track record three times to take his 71st career pole position but his first at suzuka. he was three tenths is of a second quicker than valtteri bottas, who was penalised for a gearbox change. sebastian vettel will line up in second place because of that.|j never second place because of that.” never ever really got a great balance in the past, so i never did great qualifying, so to finally get the balance behind me with the great work of my engineers and the great timing from all of the mechanics, finally did it. the car is crazy, i
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wish you could feel it, man. the lawyer for cricketer alex hales has told the bbc that he would be surprised if alex hales faced charges over the incident outside the nightclub in bristol last month. he was interviewed under caution by police yesterday but is not under investigation. he had been out with ben stokes, who was rested last month —— arrested under suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. in by, causing actual bodily harm. in rugby, exeter have beaten newcastle to move above them and into the top spot of the aviva premiership. the closest game of the day, though, was at the madejski stadium, where leicester had looked comfortable for much of the game. jonny may got a try to put them 15 points clear with about 15 minutes to go. at london irish battled until the end of it two late scores including this one from alex lewington bringing them to within a point. the final score was 28-20 72 within a point. the final score was 28—20 72 leicester, but irish secure
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a losing bonus point. here's confirmation of all of the scores. -- 28-27. in the pr014 —— 28—27. in the pro14johnny sexton became leinster‘s all—time leading points scorer as they beat munster. it was the book of sexton which really made the difference. —— the boot. the other pro14 matches our evening kick—offs. benetton host southern kings, one of the two south african teams to join the league this year. the scotland squad has
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arrived in slovenia ahead of their crucial fifa world cup qualifier tomorrow. the scots have won their last three matches and they no—one more victory tomorrow evening will secure second spot in the group and therefore should guarantee them a play—off place. chris mcloughlin is in ludhiana. absolutely glorious weather here in the slovenian capital. the scotland fans here in their thousands have been soaking up their thousands have been soaking up the sunshine as well as some of the local beer. and you can sense some optimism. after thursday's result i think we could do it. definitely, this is it. we've won our last three games, three clean sheets, and i think we're going to go to russia. what makes you confident?” think we're going to go to russia. what makes you confident? ijust think it's our turn to win. it's about time. it's definitely about time, ithink about time. it's definitely about time, i think so. about time. it's definitely about time, ithink so. so, the
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about time. it's definitely about time, i think so. so, the team arrived here in ljubliana a few hours ago and they are staying just outside of the city. gordon strachan will speak to the media later on. if scotla nd will speak to the media later on. if scotland beat slovenia here tomorrow night, they are all but guaranteed a world cup play—off place. that means a game at home and away for scotland to make the world cup for the first time in 20 years. back to london. an up time in 20 years. back to london. an up big for you on the situation at the natural history museum. the press association is quoting a government source as saying the collision outside the museum is afternoon is looking like a traffic incident. that is quoting a government source. we also now have figures on the number of people hurt. we didn't have these figures before, but the london eye do you know service and says it treated 11
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people after that collision and nine have been taken to hospital. 11 people hurt in that collision, nine of them taken to hospital. —— the london ambulance service. the press association saying that according to their sources, the collision outside their sources, the collision outside the natural history museum is looking like a traffic accident. let's have a look at the weather if however your saturday turned out, many of us will have a brighter day tomorrow. this is how it looks in powys earlier today. we did have some sunshine for a time. a few brea ks some sunshine for a time. a few breaks in the cloud at times over the night. some showery outbreaks of rain coming in at times to the north—west of the uk at night.
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temperature is not going down to five. nine o'clock sunday morning, a few showers coming into scotland. with this wind direction, we'll have a few showers coming into north—west england, north wales down towards the midlands. and there is a chance we will have some outbreaks of rain coming back towards cornwall later in the morning. a lot of cloud to begin the day but there will be some sunny breaks. more of us will start to brighten up as the day goes on. with lighter winds, it's going to feel a bit warmer. this is the picture into the
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evening, with some outbreaks of rain affecting west of scotland. there are more world cup qualifiers taking place on sunday evening, and there's a range of weather affecting our teams... monday, a fairamount a range of weather affecting our teams... monday, a fair amount of cloud around, still a few showery bursts towards the north and west in particular. rain edging into the western isles. a weather system pushes southwards across the uk on monday night into tuesday winning some heavy rain, especially into western scotland. rain eventually clearing away from south—east england may be as late as lunchtime on tuesday. this is bbc news.
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the headlines at 6. 11 people are injured in an incident outside london's natural history museum, after a car mounted the pavement and struck pedestrians. i heard a couple of loud bangs and did not think much because you think it isa did not think much because you think it is a car backfiring and then there were screams and a large crowd came through. police say it is not terror related. a person has been detained. us authorities impose more heavy tariffs on bombardier claims. on bombardier planes. calls for unity in spain, as tens of thousands demonstrate in madrid — following last weekend's disputed referendum for catalan independence.
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