Police have closed Whitehall after a car crashed into the gates of Downing Street. Police have arrested a man following the collision at 4.20pm this afternoon (May 25).
A cordon is currently in place in the area, with streets taped off. Armed officers arrested a man at the scene. A large emergency services response is currently in place.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "At around 16:20hrs a car collided with the gates of Downing Street on Whitehall. READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community "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." Large sections of Whitehall have been closed to the public and vehicles, with pedestrians being turned away from the main thoroughfare around Downing Street in central London.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk