Man who crashed into Downing Street gates charged with making indecent images of children, say Met Police
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Whitehall was closed off after the car, a silver Kia, crashed into the gates at around 4.20pm. Footage shows the car veering across the middle of Whitehall, past the Cenotaph war memorial, before ramming into the gates of Downing Street.
He has since been released on those charges pending investigation, but was charged with an unrelated matter of making indecent images of children and will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today (May 27).
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “At approximately 16:20hrs on Thursday, 25 May a car collided with the gates of Downing Street on Whitehall.
“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.
“He was charged with an unrelated matter of making indecent images of children and will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 27 May. There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the collision.”
“Enquiries into the incident continue by officers from the Central West Command Unit, supported by officers from the Counter Terrorism Command. The incident is not being treated as terror-related.”