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Police Arrest A Man After Trying To Set Vehicle Ablaze In Edmonton

A 45-year-old man who attempted to set a car on fire after colliding with the police station has been arrested.

The Police station was immediately evacuated following the crash into the front of the building.

The incident happened at 6.58 pm on Wednesday, 11 November.

The police said no one was injured but specialist officers were at the scene to examine the vehicle while the scene was cordoned.

The 45-year-old man tried to set the vehicle on fire using petrol.

He was arrested on suspicion of arson and “a number of other offences” the police said.

He remains in custody at a north London police station.

The police said the incident is not being treated as terror-related.

The ambulance service and fire brigade were at the scene.

Commander Ade Adelekan said: This appears to have been an isolated incident and does not seem to be terror-related. I am satisfied that there is no wider risk to the community.”

“Local officers will continue to carry out enquiries, but at this stage, we are not looking for anybody else.

“I would like to thank the public for their response to the incident and would urge anyone with information about what happened to contact police.

“I also acknowledge the brave actions of local officers who confronted and arrested the suspect in a dangerous and challenging situation”.

Detectives are appealing to anyone with useful information – images or video to upload it to ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk.

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