Northern Ireland

Car crashes through Enniskillen Boots shop window

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Media captionLocal businessman William Prescott witnessed the aftermath of the crash

Six people have been injured after a car crashed through the window of Boots in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, police say.

The incident happened on Townhall Street on Friday.

The NI Ambulance Service (NIAS) said five people were taken to the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen.

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Image caption The NIAS said the incident involved a car and four pedestrians

The NIAS said the incident involved a car and four pedestrians - their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Image caption Townhall Road was closed for a time after the incident but has since reopened

William Prescott, whose wife owns a restaurant which is located close to the scene of the crash, described what had happened as a "freak accident" and said "everyone had been shocked".

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Image caption The NI Ambulance Service (NIAS) said five people had been taken to the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen following the crash

"I'm just happy and relieved that no-one was seriously injured or killed," he said.

"The town was choc-a-bloc in the aftermath of the crash but the road has re-opened and things have returned to normal."

Image caption The crash caused some damage to the exterior of Boots

Mr Prescott said a construction firm was currently working to board up the window of Boots.

BBC News NI's Louise Cullen, who is at the scene, said a building control officer was at Boots assessing the damage.

Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the accident to contact them. Townhall Street was closed for a time but has reopened.