South East Wales

Woman taken to hospital after car hits Monmouth tapas bar

A woman has been taken to hospital after her car hit a tapas bar in Monmouth.

The woman, in her 50s, was freed by firefighters using cutting equipment after the car hit the Fat Cock & Swan tapas bar in St James Street.

The alarm was raised at about 09:30 BST and crews from Monmouth, Malpas, Usk and Abergavenny went to the scene.

Monmouthshire council said the building has been secured until repairs are carried out.

The road was closed while the car was recovered and council building control staff examined the damage to the restaurant. Diversions were put in place.

The council said the route from Wyebridge Street to St James Street has been reopened but the entrance to Almshouse Street is still closed.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We attended with a rapid response vehicle and an emergency ambulance and a woman in her 50s was conveyed to Nevill Hall Hospital (in Abergavenny) with non-life threatening injuries."

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