In pictures: Mercedes driver wedges car in basement after crash

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a Mercedes crashed through railings and ended up wedged in a basement.

(Victoria Jones/PA)
(Victoria Jones/PA)

The Mercedes-Benz C220 collided into the Fountain House serviced apartment block on Lancaster Terrace, central London on Friday.

(Victoria Jones/PA)
(Victoria Jones/PA)

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The driver of the car did not require hospital treatment. He was arrested on suspicion of drink-drive offences. He has been taken into custody at a south west London police station."

(Victoria Jones/PA)
(Victoria Jones/PA)

The sight of the Mercedes wedged into the basement amazed onlookers streaming out of Lancaster Gate station on Friday, who queued to take photographs of the incident.

(Victoria Jones/PA)
(Victoria Jones/PA)

The manager of the apartment block said she was glad the driver was unharmed.

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