Car crashes into Downing Street gates

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A car has crashed this Thursday afternoon against the doors that block access to Downing Streetthe street of London which houses the official residence of the prime minister, according to the metropolitan policewhich has confirmed the arrest of the driver of the vehicle.

This person has been arrested on suspicion of damage and reckless driving, although there is no record that the incident caused personal injury. "An investigation has been opened to establish the circumstances," Scotland Yard said in a brief note.

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Security forces have cordoned off the surrounding areas as a precautionary measure, according to the BBC.

According to a statement from the metropolitan police of London (Met), the vehicle collided, without causing injuries, around 4:20 p.m. local time (15:20 GMT) against the fence of Downing Streetthe street where the residences of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Economy are located, at numbers 10 and 11, among other government buildings.

Chain BBC has released images of the car, a white utility vehicle, at the moment it crosses the street in the direction of Downing Street driving at low speed, which is further reduced before hitting the gate.

The television also showed a photo of the suspect handcuffed and escorted by police officers. It is a white man, apparently middle-aged, wearing a light colored T-shirt.

the gate of Downing Street it is closed to the unauthorized public and guarded by armed police, who carry out airport-style security checks on those who have permission to enter

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