Man held for attempted murder after ramming Ukraine embassy vehicle in London

Police shoot vehicle after it crashes into Ukrainian Ambassador's car outside London embassy

Police have arrived in the area of Holland Park, London after shots were fired near the Ukrainian Embassy, the Daily Star reported.

Investigators work the site where police fired shots after a vehicle rammed the parked auto of Ukraine's ambassador in London on April 13, 2019.

The ambassador, Natalia Galibarenko, was not at the embassy at the time and no other staff were injured.

Officers attempted to block the vehicle, then fired shots with Tasers and live bullets after the Mercedes again drove into Galibarenko's auto - and also into police - at about 10am yesterday. She added that officers arrived "very quick" and saw "many police cars coming".

'In response, the police were forced to open fire on the perpetrator's vehicle.

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Earlier, the police of London do not treat the incident as the terrorist-related one. "The police are investigating the suspect's identity and motive for the attack". "Police firearms and Taser were discharged, the vehicle was stopped and a man, aged in his forties, was arrested". He praised police for responding quickly.

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.

A silver vehicle outside the embassy was the subject of a forensic officer's investigation on Saturday afternoon.

Police said a "standard procedure" investigation is now ongoing into the discharge of a police firearm during the incident.

Officers have remained at the scene during the day, with a silver Mercedes auto pictured parked across a street with its boot open and damage to the driver-side front window. The Director of Professional Standards has been notified of the incident.

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