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Five people have been injured after a car drove into a group of people in south London's Brixton in the early hours of 2 December.

Police are appealing for information after a car hit a number of pedestrians in Stockwell Road, near the junction with Sidney Road, just after 3am.

Police are keen to stress they are not treating the incident as terrorism related or a suspected hate crime.

Five male pedestrians - aged between 23 and 42 years - were taken to hospital by ambulance suffering non-life threatening injures following the collision.

The car, a VW Golf, was then abandoned at the scene while a number of occupants ran away. Police believe the incident occurred shortly after an altercation between the occupants of the vehicle and a number of people in Stockwell Road.

Met Police are now investigation the incident and are continuing to establish the circumstances. No arrests have been made.

Kevin Bate, the deputy director of operations at the London ambulance service, said: "We treated five patients on the scene for a range of head and leg injuries.

"We took one patient as a priority to a major trauma centre and took four patients as a priority to a trauma centre."

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or the events before or after the collision, is urged to call officers from Lambeth CID on 101. You can tweet officers @MetCC.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or provide information via the Crimestoppers website.