Friday 26 May 2017

One person dies and several more injured as car crashes into Costa cafe

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Sally Pendleton of a car embedded in the front of a Costa coffee store in Westerham, Kent. Twitter / Sally Pendleton/PA Wire
Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Sally Pendleton of a car embedded in the front of a Costa coffee store in Westerham, Kent. Twitter / Sally Pendleton/PA Wire

Francesca Gosling

One person has died and several more have been injured after a car crashed into a Costa Coffee shop.

Pictures on social media showed an Audi embedded in the front of the cafe in Westerham, near Sevenoaks in Kent.

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Sally Pendleton of a car embedded in the front of a Costa coffee store in Westerham, Kent. Twitter / Sally Pendleton/PA Wire
Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Sally Pendleton of a car embedded in the front of a Costa coffee store in Westerham, Kent. Twitter / Sally Pendleton/PA Wire

Kent Police attended the site in The Green shortly after 10.30am, with a spokesman saying: "Officers, Secamb and KFRS are at the scene and there are a several reported injuries. The road has been closed."

Peter Thornley posted pictures showing five ambulances at the scene, saying: "Someone has just driven a car straight into Costa coffee in Westerham. Madness.

Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Sally Pendleton of a car embedded in the front of a Costa coffee store in Westerham, Kent. Twitter / Sally Pendleton/PA Wire
Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Sally Pendleton of a car embedded in the front of a Costa coffee store in Westerham, Kent. Twitter / Sally Pendleton/PA Wire

"Centre of Westerham now all closed off."

Kent Police tweeted: "A witness centre has been set up at The Chequers public house in High St, #Westerham following this morning's collision in The Green."

Kent Fire and Rescue said it had released two people from the car and had five crews at the scene.

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