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.
Three people have been injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians on a busy London street.
Emergency services were called to the incident outside the Old Queen’s Head pub on Essex Road in Islington at 10.55pm on Saturday night.
Paramedics treated victims who were lying injured on the pavement.
Police said several people inside the car fled the scene.
Two men were later arrested.
The incident is not currently being treated as terror-related.
It comes just days after four people were killed and dozens more injured when terrorist Khalid Masood drove a car at pedestrians then stabbed a policeman in Westminster.
Britain remains in a state of high alert and police had promised extra patrols in the wake of the atrocity.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said: “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.
“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.
“Two males (no further details) 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.