Man arrested after car crashes into gates of Downing Street

Vehicle struck gates blocking entrance to street while Rishi Sunak was inside complex

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A man has been arrested after a car was driven into the gates outside Downing Street.

No one was injured, and a brief Metropolitan police statement said armed officers arrested a man on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving after the car struck the gates blocking the entrance to the street, where it joins Whitehall. A section of Whitehall was cordoned off after the incident at around 4.20pm on Thursday.

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