Tyne & Wear

Crane crashes through McDonald's roof in Consett

McDonald's drive-through
Image caption There were customers inside the restaurant at the time

A crane has toppled through the roof of a McDonald's restaurant in County Durham.

It happened at the fast food giant's outlet on Genesis Way in Consett at about 13:00 BST.

A spokesperson for McDonald's said the crane had been on site to carry out scheduled development work and "toppled while moving an outdoor chiller unit".

Nobody was injured and the restaurant will remain closed while the damage is assessed, the spokesperson added.

Witness Brett Cooper, from Consett, said: "The restaurant was still open when it happened.

"There were people in there when the crane went through. I think they will need another crane to get it out."

Durham Police were at the scene monitoring traffic and warning people to not take photographs while driving.

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