Man charged over Edmonton police station crash

45-year-old Adam Pawlowski to appear at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on Friday

The scene at Edmonton Police Station in Enfield, north London, where a man has been arrested after a vehicle collided with the station office
The scene at Edmonton Police Station in Enfield, north London, where a man has been arrested after a vehicle collided with the station office

A man has been charged with attempted arson after a car crashed into a north London police station and part of it was set alight.

Adam Pawlowski, 45, was charged in connection with the incident, which saw officers evacuated from Edmonton Police Station and nearby residents were told to leave their homes as a precaution.

Pawlowski was charged with attempted arson with intent to endanger life and criminal damage, said the Metropolitan Police.

He will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

No one was injured in the collision or fire on Fore Street and police said it was not being treated as terror-related.

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

“My thanks and admiration go to the brave officers who responded to this incident without hesitation in order to keep the public safe, and also to the members of the public who assisted in detaining the suspect without fear for their own safety.”

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