Police dealing with ‘incident’ after car crashes into police station in north London
Written by Rother Radio News on 11/11/2020
A car has crashed into a police station in north London, with video showing a man setting fire to the road nearby before being detained.
Sky’s home affairs correspondent Mark White said: “Scotland Yard confirms officers are dealing with an incident in north London, after a car crashed into the front of Edmonton police station.
“Video from the scene shows a fire on the roadway and a person on the ground surrounded by officers.”
Local MP Kate Osamor said it had been declared a “major incident”.
Met Police said a car “collided with the station office” at 6.58pm and that a man had been detained.
A statement said: “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.”
Video shows a man in the road next to a bus stop – he then pours liquid on the tarmac before setting it alight, creating a line of flames about three or four metres long.
Several officers quickly bundle him to the floor and detain him.
Sky’s Mark White added: “There is a real concern this may have been a deliberate incident… nothing official to suggest that is the line of investigation at the moment, but of course in the last week we have gone up to a threat level of severe following terror attacks in France and Austria.”
© Sky News 2020