Nottingham

Car hits National Trust Clumber Park bridge 'deliberately'

burnt out car Clumber Park bridge Image copyright National Trust
Image caption A burnt-out car was found on the Clumber Bridge

A 250-year-old bridge was left badly damaged when a car was "deliberately" driven into it.

Nottinghamshire Police said they were called to Clumber Park at about 08:00 GMT where they found a burnt-out car on its ornamental bridge.

The National Trust, which owns the Grade-II listed site, said it appeared to be "an act of intentional damage".

The bridge over the River Poulter was believed to have been built in the 1760s.

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Image caption Police said no-one was at the scene when they arrived

A police spokeswoman said the force was investigating whether it was a crash or criminal damage. She said no-one was at the scene when they arrived.

The park remains open to visitors.

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Image caption The bridge dates to the 18th Century

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