Car crashes into Downing Street gates as man arrested – best today news



car has collided with the front gates of Downing Street sparking a major security incident.

Armed officers arrested a man on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving following the incident on Thursday afternoon, the Metropolitan Police said.

The incident is not believed to be related to terrorism.

BBC television footage showed the vehicle approaching the gate at a low speed. The car, a silver hatchback Kia, was filmed heading towards the gates, hesitating, and then ploughing into the gate but still at a low speed. The car came from a car park opposite Downing Street, witnesses said.

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