Man charged with attempted arson after incident at Edmonton police station

Detectives have charged a man with attempted arson in connection with an incident at Edmonton police station.

The station was evacuated on Wednesday evening after a car crashed into the front of the building, with the driver getting out and setting fire to the road using petrol.

Video of the incident appeared to show a police officer getting a fire extinguisher and putting out the flames.

Adam Pawlowski, 45, of Goff’s Lane, EN7, has been charged with attempted arson with intent to endanger life and criminal damage.

He will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 13 November.

London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service attended the incident in Fore Street, and no injuries were reported.

The incident 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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