Twitter user @DoubleDeka wrote: “So I drive home from work and see a car intentionally crash into Edmonton Green police station and then the same man tried to set a fire. All hell broke loose and now my street is locked off.”

@ModernDayJFK posted: “Someone just drove into the station couldn’t get past the second set of doors then attempted to set the car and surrounding roads on fire.”

Met Police have said in a statement that the incident is not being treated as terror-related.