Pub on A4 in Bristol hit by car in crash

Car crashed into pub

A car that crashed into a pub has been removed from the building by police.

Structural engineers had been working most of Monday to stabilise the Merchants Arms in Hotwells, Bristol.

The southbound A4 was closed between Hotwell Road and Charles Place for several hours but has now re-opened.

Engineers have been assessing the safety of the remaining structure and dealing with a gas leak. The driver walked away with minor injuries.

The incident happened at 04:20 BST. No-one has been arrested, police said.