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

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. 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. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 24, 2015. See PA story POLICE Costa. Photo credit should read: Twitter / Sally Pendleton/PA Wire

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Note to eds: Number plate obscured by PA Picture Desk. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. 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. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 24, 2015. See PA story POLICE Costa. Photo credit should read: Twitter / Sally Pendleton/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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Note to eds: Number plate obscured by PA Picture Desk. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. 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. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 24, 2015. See PA story POLICE Costa. Photo credit should read: Twitter / Sally Pendleton/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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.

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Peter Thornley of a car embedded in the front of a Costa coffee store in Westerham, Kent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 24, 2015. See PA story POLICE Costa. Photo credit should read: Twitter / Peter Thornley/PA Wire

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Peter Thornley of a car embedded in the front of a Costa coffee store in Westerham, Kent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 24, 2015. See PA story POLICE Costa. Photo credit should read: Twitter / Peter Thornley/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Peter Thornley of a car embedded in the front of a Costa coffee store in Westerham, Kent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 24, 2015. See PA story POLICE Costa. Photo credit should read: Twitter / Peter Thornley/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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.

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Peter Thornley of a car embedded in the front of a Costa coffee store in Westerham, Kent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 24, 2015. See PA story POLICE Costa. Photo credit should read: Twitter / Peter Thornley/PA Wire

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Peter Thornley of a car embedded in the front of a Costa coffee store in Westerham, Kent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 24, 2015. See PA story POLICE Costa. Photo credit should read: Twitter / Peter Thornley/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. Photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Peter Thornley of a car embedded in the front of a Costa coffee store in Westerham, Kent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday December 24, 2015. See PA story POLICE Costa. Photo credit should read: Twitter / Peter Thornley/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

"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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