Devon

Scaffolding ripped off Axminster building by lorry

Axminster scaffold collapse
Image caption The scaffolding has blocked the area around the Trinity House department store

An articulated lorry has ripped 30ft-tall scaffolding from the side of a Devon department store.

The lorry crashed into the scaffolding at Trinity House in Axminster at about midday, police confirmed. No-one was hurt.

An onlooker said they were amazed no-one was injured as the scaffolding collapsed in a busy pedestrian area.

No-one was available for comment from Trinity House, which is thought to be the largest shop in Axminster.

Eyewitness Christine Boyd said: "It's extremely fortunate that no-one was working on the scaffolding or walking by as this is a busy corner for pedestrians visiting the town centre.

"One of the doors into the department store is located right beneath where the scaffolding was."

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