The incident occurred at 4:20 p.m., Swedish time. Armed patrols have arrested a man suspected of vandalism and negligence in traffic, the police write on
#UPDATE | At around 16:20hrs a car collided with the gates of Downing Street on Whitehall.— MPS Westminster (@MPSWestminster) May 25, 2023
Armed officers arrested a man at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving.
There are no reports of any injuries.
Enquiries are ongoing.
Images show a car with its tailgate open which has crashed into Downing Street’s security gates. The collision does not appear to have occurred at high speed, according to BBC footage from the scene.
It is still unclear whether the driver deliberately drove into the gate or whether it was an accident.
The cordons at the site have been lifted.
Tthe extension is updated.