Police incident: Man crashes car into UK police station and sets fire to road

A car has crashed into a police station in north London, Scotland Yard has said.

Videos of the incident are circulating on social media.
Videos of the incident are circulating on social media.

Edmonton Police Station has been evacuated after the vehicle struck the building shortly before 7pm on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police said.

Video posted on social media appears to show the front of the car embedded in an illuminated entrance to the building on Fore Street.

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Police said a man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The vehicle remains at the scene and is being examined by specialist officers, the Met added.

No injuries have been reported, but the London Ambulance Service and fire brigade are at the scene.

Peter Allimadi, 30, from Edmonton, who works in Whitehall, told the PA news agency he heard “shouting, a loud crash and sirens from everywhere”.

He said: “I came out of the Lidl to see what the commotion was about, police screaming instructions to citizens to back away, some scared shoppers, commuters and parents running from the scene.”

UPDATE: Officers have confirmed this incident is not being treated as terror-related.

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of arson and other offences in connection with the incident, police added.

Commander Ade Adelekan said: "This appears to have been an isolated incident and does not seem to be terror-related. I am satisfied that there is no wider risk to the community."

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