No injuries were reported, and police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
THE London police does not face currently as “terrorist attack” the incident with the car which crashed in the afternoon at her iron gate Downing Streetwhere the prime minister’s residence is located.
The incident occurred at 16:20 (local time, 18:20 Greek time). Police temporarily cordoned off the scene and arrested a man for dangerous driving and damaging another’s property. No injuries were reported, and police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was in Downing Street when the incident happened, according to the BBC.
In a video broadcast by British television networks, the moment the silver car is headed at low speed into the railings of the gate, which it crashed into after climbing onto the pavement. The impact was not severe and the iron gate did not suffer significant wear.
“I heard a bang and saw officers with tasers shouting at a man,” eyewitness Simon Parry told PA.
Another bystander, Dean Parker, 36, told AFP the driver had not been speeding and did not appear to want to knock down the gate.
The iron gate, which blocks access to the road where the prime minister’s office and residence is located, was installed in 1989 for security reasons. Until then, passers-by could approach the prime minister’s residence at number 10 Downing Street.
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