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New mayor crashes car into shop

Published 22/05/2013 | 11:17

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New St Edmundsbury mayor Terry Buckle accidentally drove into a Tesco Express

The new mayor of an area of Suffolk is recovering after driving his car into a branch of Tesco Express.

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Terry Buckle, who was made Mayor of St Edmundsbury in a ceremony last week, accidentally drove a silver Vauxhall Vectra through the doors of the supermarket in Lawson Place, Bury St Edmunds, on Thursday.

He was unharmed but suffered shock and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Mr Buckle's wife Pam told the East Anglian Daily Times: "I had a phone call from the police, who were the first ones at the accident. I went there and went with him in the ambulance.

"He's home now. He's fine and he had an X-ray on his neck and he's just a bit sore. He's gone to bed with some tablets."

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said: "We were called at 4.35pm to a report that a silver Vauxhall Vectra had driven into the front of a Tesco Express on Lawson Place, Bury St Edmunds.

"The male driver was not injured."

The East of England Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 4.38pm yesterday to a man in his 70s who had no obvious injuries, he was just in shock. He was taken to West Suffolk general as a precaution."

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