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Man detained by police after trying to drive car through parliament gates

Police have detained a male that allegedly attempted to drive through the gates of the Houses of Parliament this afternoon.

The man has been detained under the Mental Health Act and sectioned following the incident today, police have confirmed that the incident is not terror related.

Met Police said: “At around midday on Tuesday, December 14, a vehicle attempted to enter Carriage Gates, Palace of Westminster.

“A male inside the vehicle was detained before being sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

“There was no damage to property and no injuries were sustained. This is not being treated as a terrorist incident.”