London police station crash: Man quizzed by detectives after car is crashed into a police station

A man arrested on suspicion of crashing his car into a police station before setting fire to the road using petrol is being questioned by detectives.

Officers evacuated from Edmonton Police Station in north London and residents told to leave their homes following the incident on Wednesday night have been allowed to return.

The Metropolitan Police said "a 45-year-old white man" arrested at the scene on suspicion of arson, affray and criminal damage remains in custody at a north London police station.

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No one was injured in the collision or blaze at around 8pm and the incident is not being treated as terror-related.

Detective Chief Superintendent Treena Fleming said: "I would like to thank the local community for their patience and co-operation while officers dealt with this incident and the resulting scene.

"This was not believed to be terror-related and those living and working in the area can be reassured that this appears to have been an isolated incident that poses no ongoing risk to community safety.

"We are keen to speak to the members of the public who helped at the scene and ask that they contact us on 101 quoting CAD 6388 of 11 November."

Police are asking anyone with pictures or video of the incident to upload them at

Footage posted online shows a man leaving the car following the crash before pouring petrol onto the road from a container.

Standing in front of a double-decker bus, he then sets the liquid on fire.

Witnesses can be heard shouting as a police car pulls up and officers run out to tackle the man at a bus stop metres away.

Reporting by PA

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