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

A man has tonight been arrested after a car ploughed into a north London police station and footage appeared to show the road being doused in petrol and set alight.

Witnesses captured the moment officers tackled a man to the ground outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street at around 7pm.

A car can be seen jutting out from the side of the building which Scotland Yard say has now been evacuated and sealed off by a police cordon. 

Fire and ambulance crews scrambled to the scene but no injuries have yet been reported. 

Separate and as-yet unverified videos show a a man pouring a clear liquid on to the tarmac before sending it up in flames in front of horrified onlookers.   

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

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

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

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

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

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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