One person has been arrested after a car crashed into the gates of Downing Street.
The Met Police said armed officers arrested a man on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving after a car collided with the gates of Downing Street.
Images on social media showed a vehicle crashed into the gates, surrounded by emergency vehicles.
It is understood that no one has been hurt.
A Metropolitan Police statement said: “At approximately 16:20hrs on Thursday, 25 May a car collided with the gate of Downing Street on Whitehall.
“Armed officers arrested a man at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving. He has been taken into custody.
“There were no reports of any injuries.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.”
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