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England cricket squad and management all accounted for after Melbourne incident

The England squad and management are all safe following an incident in Melbourne in which a car was ’deliberately’ driven into pedestrians.

Up to 19 people were reportedly hit by the four-wheel drive car close to Flinders Street Station in the city centre at 4.45pm local time.

Victoria Police Commander Russell Barrett told a press conference he believes the incident was a "deliberate act".

Police have arrested the driver and a second man.

Up to 19 people were reportedly hit by the four-wheel drive car close to Flinders Street Station in the city centre at 4.45pm local time.

England’s Ashes tourists are staying around three miles away from the scene, which is close to Melbourne’s busy shopping centre.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has ascertained that all squad or support staff are safe.

A brief statement read: "Following the Flinders Street incident in Melbourne, all players and management have been accounted for and are safe."