Attack on Ukrainian ambassador in London: Offender sent for compulsory treatment

Source : 112 Ukraine

The measure of punishment was chosen in accordance with the Mental Health Act
18:46, 14 April 2019

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The man who was arrested for attacking the official vehicle of Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.K., Natalia Halibarenko, will be sent for compulsory treatment. This is reported by the Scotland Yard press service.

The measure was chosen in accordance with the Mental Health Act.

"A 40-year-old man will be taken to hospital for treatment," law enforcement officials said.

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According to the report, at about 10 am, the car intentionally rammed the official vehicle of the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom, which was parked near the diplomatic department.

The police immediately arrived at the scene and blocked the intruder. However, despite this, the driver hit the ambassador’s car again.

"In response, the police was forced to open fire on the attacker's car. He was detained and taken to the police station," the report says.

None of the embassy staff was hurt.

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The police of London do not treat the incident as the terrorist-related one. The press service of the Scotland Yard reports this.

“The incident is not being treated as terrorist-related,” the report said.

"As is standard procedure, an investigation is now ongoing into the discharge of a police firearm during this incident. While this takes place, I would like to pay tribute to the officers involved in this incident who responded this morning and put themselves in harm's way as they do every day to keep the people of London safe," Chief Superintendent Andy Walker, from the Met's Specialist Firearms Command stated.

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