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    • Footage showed man slamming car into Edmonton police station, north London
    • Officers are examining if suspect snapped after being threatened, it’s claimed 
    • Police confirmed arson arrest and said the incident was not terror related 

    A man arrested after ramming a car into a police station before pouring petrol on the road and setting it alight had just been threatened with a Covid fine of up to £10,000, it was reported today. 

    Officers are examining whether the 45-year-old suspect snapped after being told he could be hit with the enormous fine for breaking lockdown rules, The Sun reported. 

    Witnesses captured the dramatic moment officers tackled the suspect to the ground outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street at around 7pm yesterday.

    Separate videos posted to social media appears to show the driver pouring petrol on to the street and setting it alight in front of horrified onlookers. 

    Videos show a man pouring a clear flammable liquid on to the tarmac before sending it up in flames in front of horrified onlookers

    Videos show a man pouring a clear flammable liquid on to the tarmac before sending it up in flames in front of horrified onlookers

    Witnesses captured the moment officers tackled a man to the ground outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street at around 7pm

    Witnesses captured the moment officers tackled a man to the ground outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street at around 7pm

    A flurry of footage recorded by witnesses and posted to social media shortly after 7pm chronicle the man’s dramatic arrest.

    Video shows a blaze raging on the road outside the police station where traffic has stopped. 

    Officers are seen bundling out of a marked police car and racing after a man, who is then detained and pinned to the ground by three constables.

    Police yell ‘stay back’ and battle the flames using extinguishers grabbed from their car.

    The front of the vehicle is pictured wedged inside the police station’s glass doors, which appear to have been smashed open.

    Serife Mazlum, who owns a small online business, said another man watching the scene from across the street ran to intervene after the driver had set the fuel alight.

    She said: ‘He pinned (the driver) to the ground just as the police was arriving.

    ‘So by the time the police came and got out of the cars the citizen had already slammed him to the ground.’

    She said efforts were then focused on extinguishing the fire, which was ‘just getting worse’.

    Asked how she and her husband are now feeling, Mrs Mazlum said: ‘To be honest in Edmonton Green whenever the helicopter flies over your head you know there’s a problem.

    ‘(The driver) looked like a pretty sane person. It was intentional.

    ‘It is horrifying. As soon as my husband sent me the video he said we’re closing (the shop) and coming home.’  

    A car is seen jutting out from the side of the building which has now been sealed off by a police cordon

    Speaking on behalf of her husband Ogur Mazlum, 34, who speaks limited English, she said: ‘He literally just walked out (of his shop) to just call me and see if everything’s OK at home.

    ‘Then he said I have to shut the phone quickly. That was when the car crashed into the front of the police station.’

    Mrs Mazlum said her husband saw that the car had crashed through a glass entrance to the police station and that a man was unable to enter through a second barrier despite attempts.

    ‘He was insisting on trying to get inside, but the glass door wouldn’t break anymore so he couldn’t get any closer,’ she added.

    ‘Then he casually got out of the car with a tank of petrol. He poured it down from the car into the middle of the road and then he just set it on fire.’

    Mrs Mazlum added that ‘luckily’ the man had ‘missed a spot’ and the flaming petrol did not reach traffic which had stopped on the road nearby. 

    Peter Allimadi, 30, from Edmonton, who works in Whitehall, said he heard ‘shouting, a loud crash and sirens from everywhere’.

    He said: ‘I came out of the Lidl to see what the commotion was about, police screaming instructions to citizens to back away, some scared shoppers, commuters and parents running from the scene.’ 

    Unverified footage shows a cordon outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street, which has been evacuated, according to sources

    The Metropolitan Police are yet to confirm the arrest but video taken from the scene and posted on social media shortly after 7pm records a witness saying a car ploughed into the station

    Unverified footage shows a cordon outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street, which has been evacuated, according to sources

    Speaking on behalf of Mr Mazlum, who speaks limited English, his wife Serife Mazlum, 32, said: ‘He literally just walked out (of his shop) to just call me and see if everything’s OK at home.

    ‘Then he said I have to shut the phone quickly.

    ‘That was when the car crashed into the front of the police station.’

    No injuries to any police officers or members of the public were reported. 

    Commander Ade Adelekan said: ‘This appears to have been an isolated incident and does not seem to be terror-related. I am satisfied that there is no wider risk to the community.’ 

    MailOnline has contacted the Met for comment.  

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