Teenager, 17, arrested after car crashes into Bow apartment building

A car crashed into an apartment building on Bow Common Lane on Monday night

A car crashed into an apartment building on Bow Common Lane on Monday night - Credit: Helen Goddard

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle after a car crashed into an apartment building in Bow last night.

Police were called at 9.46pm on Monday (August 1) to reports of a road traffic collision in Bow Common Lane.

The car had knocked down a number of bollards and crashed into the entrance of Thimble Court, Scotland Yard said.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested following the incident

A 17-year-old boy was arrested following the incident - Credit: James Blake

The Met said there were no reported injuries.

A spokesperson said: "A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

"He was taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.

"Enquiries continue."

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Bow Common Lane was closed while police and firefighters dealt with the scene.