Lorry crashes into house

Damage to the flats next to the Radcliffe Centre,Buckingham.'111005M-A067
Damage to the flats next to the Radcliffe Centre,Buckingham.'111005M-A067

lorry crash: Neighbours watched in shock on Wednesday morning as an articulated lorry knocked a chunk out of one of the town centre’s historic buildings.

Neighbours watched in shock yesterday, Wednesday, morning as an articulated lorry knocked a chunk out of one of the town centre’s historic buildings.

Householders, who had been trying to help the driver reverse after failing to get up Church Street, saw the lorry crash into the house in St Rumbold’s Lane at about 9am.

The dwelling, which forms part of the Radcliffe Centre, is used as student accommodation.

Police closed the road while firefighters made the scene safe.