Man ‘arrested’ as car driven into police station in Edmonton, London


Officers rush in to tackle suspect to the ground after he rams his car into north London police station then pours petrol across road and sets it alight

  • Footage shows officers tackling a man outside Edmonton Police Station 
  • A car is seen jutting out from side of the building which has now been sealed off 
  • Separate videos show the man pouring a clear liquid on to the tarmac 

A driver has been arrested after crashing into a north London police station as unverified footage showed a man dousing the road in petrol and setting it alight.

Social media video shows officers tackling a man to the ground outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street, which sources say has been evacuated. 

A car is seen jutting out from the side of the building which has now been sealed off by a police cordon. 

Separate videos show the man pouring a clear liquid on to the tarmac before sending it up in flames as horrified witnesses watch.

Video taken from the scene and posted on social media shortly after 7pm records a witness saying a car careered into the station.  

Unverified footage shows officers tackling a man to the ground outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street, which sources say has been evacuated

A car is seen jutting out from the side of the building which has now been sealed off by a police cordon

A car is seen jutting out from the side of the building which has now been sealed off by a police cordon

Scotland Yard said: ‘At around 18:58hrs on Wednesday a vehicle collided with the station office at Edmonton Police Station.

‘A man – no further details – has been detained in connection with the incident.

‘The vehicle remains at the scene. Specialist officers are in attendance while it is examined.

‘At this stage we have not been informed of any injuries.

‘London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade are present.

‘The police station has been evacuated and a large police cordon is in place.’

Councillor Ergin Erbil tweeted: ‘Reports of major incident declared at Edmonton Green police station. If you’re in the Fore Street area stay safe and be careful.’ 

This is a breaking news story. More to follow… 

Unverified footage shows a cordon outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street, which has been evacuated, according to sources

The Metropolitan Police are yet to confirm the arrest but video taken from the scene and posted on social media shortly after 7pm records a witness saying a car ploughed into the station

Unverified footage shows a cordon outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street, which has been evacuated, according to sources

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