A SHOPOWNER is counting the cost today after a car smashed into his front window.
Police were called to Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Roker Baths Road, Roker, at 8.55pm on Saturday night after a car collided with a lamp post and the front of the shop.
Although the car was tipped onto its side by the smash, no one was injured.
Dave Whitfield, owner of the shop, said: “I’ve heard that a car clipped a taxi before hitting the lamp post.
“I’ve had to take out the broken window and board it up, but luckily there hasn’t been any structural damage.”
A spokeswoman from Northumbria Police said inquiries into the incident were ongoing.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.