Man arrested after automotive hits Downing Avenue gates

A person has been arrested after a automotive hit the primary gates of Downing Avenue.

The silver Kia crashed into the gates at round 4.20pm, the Metropolitan Police stated in an announcement.

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The automobile, which appeared to return out of a parking lot subsequent to the Ministry of Defence constructing. It then crossed Whitehall, close to the Cenotaph, earlier than abruptly breaking after which driving ahead straight into the gates of Downing Avenue.

Pedestrians had been informed to “transfer again” by police as the driving force was arrested on suspicion of prison injury and harmful driving.

Police stated there have been no accidents.

The moment the man was detained

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was in Downing Avenue on the time the automotive crashed into the entrance gates, PA information company stated.

Mr Sunak, who had been attributable to depart No 10 anyway, departed after the crash.

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt was additionally in Downing Avenue, Sky Information understands.

Police at the scene on Whitehall, where a car hit the gates of Downing Street

Officers had been pictured looking the automobile’s boot and eradicating a big white sheet.

Giant sections of Whitehall had been closed to the general public and autos following the incident, however is now totally open.

“At round 4.20pm a automotive collided with the gates of Downing Avenue on Whitehall,” Metropolitan Police stated in an announcement.

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Picture: Automotive that crashed into Downing Avenue gates
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“Armed officers arrested a person on the scene on suspicion of prison injury and harmful driving.

 A car has crashed into the gates of Downing Street
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“There aren’t any reviews of any accidents.”

The incident is being handled by native police in Westminster and counter terrorism police aren’t concerned, Sky Information understands.

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Police investigating boot
Picture: Police take away giant white sheet from automobile

Eyewitness, Krish Kandiah, who was delivering a petition at Downing road when a automotive crashed into the gates informed Sky Information that there was an “almighty smash on the entrance gate”.

“Instantly we noticed police scramble and armed officers responded swiftly. They shouted on the man to get out. He was wrestled out of the automotive and put down on the bottom and handcuffed,” he stated.

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‘Almighty smash at entrance gate’

One other witness Simon Parry, 44, stated: “I heard a bang and seemed up and noticed a great deal of police with Tasers shouting on the man.

“A variety of police autos got here in a short time and had been very fast to evacuate the realm.”


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