UK

One person has been arrested after a car hit the main gates of Downing Street.

Police said there were no injuries.

Pictures broadcast on television showed cordons in place along Whitehall.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player


1:08

Car that crashed into Downing Street gates

“At around 4.20hrs a car collided with the gates of Downing Street on Whitehall,” Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

“Armed officers arrested a man at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving.

“There are no reports of any injuries.”

Footage of the incident showed a small silver hatchback which appeared to come out of a car park next to the Ministry of Defence building.

The vehicle crosses Whitehall, near the Cenotaph, before abruptly breaking and then driving forward directly into the gates of Downing Street.

Articles You May Like

British man dies in severe turbulence on London-Singapore flight
As Tesla layoffs continue, here are 600 jobs the company cut in California
Starmer says election is ‘moment country has been waiting for’ as he declares ‘time for change’
Employees at fintech giant Revolut to cash in with $500m share sale
Kia reveals full specs and launch dates of incoming EV3 compact SUV, but will it come to the US?