Man involved in Ukrainian embassy incident sectioned

Category : UK News
Updated On : April 15, 2019 05:09 AM
By Indian Times Daily

A man who was arrested following an incident outside the Ukrainian embassy in west London on Saturday has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. The 40-year-old man will be taken to hospital for treatment, the Metropolitan Police has said. The Ukrainian embassy said its ambassador's vehicle was "deliberately rammed" as it sat outside the building.

Officers used firearms and a Taser before arresting a man on suspicion of attempted murder. Police attended at approximately 09:50 BST after reports of antisocial behaviour involving a car in Holland Park, W11.

Describing the events of Saturday morning, the Ukrainian embassy said that after seeing the ambassador's car being targeted, police "blocked up" the other vehicle. "Nevertheless, despite the police actions, the attacker hit the ambassador's car again," the embassy said.

It added police were "forced to open fire on the perpetrator's vehicle". Following his arrest, the man was taken to a London hospital as a precaution before being taken to a central London police station.

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