Detectives are investigating whether an incident in which a car hit pedestrians, injuring three people, outside a London mosque was an anti-Muslim attack.
The trio were injured by the vehicle outside the Al-Majlis Al-Hussaini Islamic centre in Cricklewood, northwest London following a row, Scotland Yard said.
Two men in their 20s suffered minor injuries, and a man in his 50s is in hospital with a serious leg injury.
Police said it is investigating reports the occupants of the car shouted “anti-Islamic taunts” after being asked to leave by security for drinking, using drugs and behaving anti-socially.
Officers were called to Oxgate Lane, by Edgware Road at 12.35am (local time) on Wednesday.
Occupants of the car, inside a private car park at the Islamic centre, were told to leave by security for anti-social behaviour, drinking and apparently using drugs, police said.
The three men and a woman in their mid-20s were then involved in a row with a group outside the centre where anti-Muslim language was apparently used.
Some of the crowd reportedly inflicted “minor damage” on the car before it made off at speed, hitting three people as it left, police said.
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The Islamic centre said the car was “hurtling down” the road and mounted the pavement before swerving into bystanders who were “indiscriminately mown down”.
Detectives are analysing CCTV in a bid to trace the driver and are “keeping an open mind as to the cause of the collision”, the Metropolitan Police said.
It is not being treated as terror-related, they added.
No arrests have been made.