London police released a man who was arrested on Thursday after crashing his car into the gates of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s office and residence, but the court charged him with an “irrelevant” charge.
The 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene the day before yesterday on suspicion of criminal damage and reckless driving “and has been released pending investigation in connection with the case,” according to the City of London Police.
Police charged him with an “unrelated” charge of “indecent images of children”. He is due to appear in custody at a London court on Saturday.
Footage recorded the day before yesterday showed a silver car traveling at limited speed in Whitehall, where many ministries are based, coming from a gated area near the Ministry of Defense off Downing Street.
The car appeared to have driven into the footpath and then stopped after hitting the large metal gates protecting the entrance to Downing Street.
Police said no injuries were recorded in the incident and it was not treated as “terrorism related”.