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25th May 2023

Car crashes into Downing Street gates as police close Whitehall

Steve Hopkins

A man has been arrested at the scene

One person has been arrested after a car hit the main gates of Downing Street.

The Met said that a car collided with the gates around 4.20pm.

Armed officers arrested a man at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving.

The Met said there are no reports of any injuries and “enquiries are ongoing”.

This is a breaking news story. More to follow.