A man who was detained after a car slammed into the gates of Downing Street on suspicion of causing criminal damage and reckless driving has been freed while the matter is being looked into.
At 4.20 pm on Thursday, the 43-year-old was taken into custody by armed police following an accident involving a silver Kia.
The Metropolitan Police stated on Saturday that there were no reports of any injuries and that investigations into the incident are still ongoing.
The force said: “Armed officers, who were in attendance, arrested a 43-year-old man at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving.
“He was taken into custody and has since been released under investigation in relation to this matter.”
The PA news agency has learned that Rishi Sunak was in Downing Street when the automobile slammed into the front gates.
Following the crash, the Prime Minister left No. 10, where he was already scheduled to leave.