Man, 32, arrested after car smashes through window of Sunderland takeaway shop

Police have arrested a man after a car smashed through the front window of a Sunderland takeaway shop.

Monday, 6th May 2019, 11:29 am
Updated Monday, 6th May 2019, 11:36 am

The red Renault Clio careered through the front window of Barnes Grill and Pizzeria, on Barnes Roundabout, off Durham Road, just after 7pm yesterday.

There were not believed to be any staff in the shop at the time of the incident.

The car which smashed into The Barnes Grill and Pizzeria on Sunday evening.

Police called on the fire and ambulances services as a precaution.

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The car was later taken away by a recovery vehicle.

Northumbria Police has confirmed that a man aged 32 has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving in connection with the incident.

The car which smashed into The Barnes Grill and Pizzeria on Sunday evening.

Officers are also appealing for witnesses to contact them with any information.

A spokeswoman for the force said: “At 7.05pm on Sunday police received a report of a one vehicle collision in Durham Road in Sunderland.

“Emergency services attended the scene after a Renault Clio had collided with the window of a building on the street.

“Nobody was believed to be injured.

The clean up operation following the incident.

“Temporary road closures were put in place on one side of the road whilst emergency services attended.

“A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remains in police custody.

“Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 820 05/05/19.”

Syed Miah, who was working at the Indian Style takeaway, two doors along from the scene, said: "All I heard was a bang.

"I went running out and all I saw was the car in the shop. I just thought somebody must have injured themselves.

"I have been here for 20 years now and I have seen some accidents, but nothing like this.

"That shop has been shut for a few weeks now."