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Monday, 12 August, 2002, 01:33 GMT 02:33 UK
Car crashes into BBC offices
The car was driven into the main entrance
A man has been arrested after a car was driven into the glass-fronted BBC building at White City in West London.

Police were called at 2215BST on Sunday to reports that a car had hit the office buildings on the corner of Wood Lane and South Africa Road.

The building, which is situated beside the BBC's main studios at Television Centre, was evacuated.

A man was detained in the car, a red Vauxhall Cavalier. He was later arrested for criminal damage.

Questioning

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "A man, aged between 20 and 30, was removed from the car and taken to a London hospital for treatment."

BBC White City
The White City building is set back from the road

The man was not thought to have been seriously injured and was being questioned by detectives on Monday.

The spokesman said officers were keeping an open mind on how and why the incident occurred.

The building was not badly damaged and no one else was injured, he added.

The area was cordoned off during the incident and the A40 closed in both directions.

Trains did not stop at White City tube station and an ambulance and fire engine arrived.

  • Television Centre in Wood Lane was badly damaged on 3 March last year when a bomb in a taxi exploded outside the main entrance.


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