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Car smashes into refurbished restaurant in Derbyshire

Car crashed into restaurant window Image copyright Mark Whyatt
Image caption One of two people in the car sustained an ankle injury in the crash in Melbourne, Derbyshire

A car has crashed into the window of a restaurant which had just undergone a refurbishment.

One of two people in the car sustained an ankle injury in the smash on the corner of Potter Street in Melbourne, Derbyshire at about 10:30 GMT.

The owners said everything, including the bar and tables, had been destroyed.

Rex Howell, who runs the Bay Tree with his wife, said: "It's all brand new, two-weeks old. It's heartbreaking."

"I heard a bang like something had come through the ceiling and my wife came screaming and saying there's a car parked in the restaurant," he added.

The couple hope to get part of the restaurant reopened in a couple of weeks.

Image copyright Derbyshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption The couple hope to get part of the restaurant reopened in a couple of weeks

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