A man has been arrested after a small fire was started near the gates of Buckingham Palace.
The 30-year-old was held shortly after 10pm on Tuesday on suspicion of causing criminal damage.
Footage on social media appeared to show an officer bundling a man to the ground as a small fire burned near one of the gates.
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Shortly after 10.08pm on Tuesday, December 20, a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage after a small fire was seen near the Buckingham Palace gates.
“The man was taken into custody. The fire was extinguished.”