Five people have been taken to hospital after a suspected attack in Hainault this morning.

A man with a sword was arrested by police after reports of a vehicle being driven into a house in Thurlow Gardens and people being stabbed at 7am.

Five people were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital, a London Ambulance Service spokesperson has confirmed. 

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Their conditions are unknown.

London's Air Ambulance was also dispatched to the scene with advanced paramedics and ambulance crews but all have now left. 

The 36-year-old arrested man is in police custody. 

The incident is not terror-related, police have said.

The Metropolitan Police are not believed to be looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.