Digger driver wrecks Travelodge

22 January 2019 | By CM staff

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A digger, believed to have been driven by a construction worker, has wrecked the entrance to a Travelodge that is under construction in Liverpool.



The incident, which happened yesterday, took place at the Liverpool Innovation Park at around 3pm.

The digger was driven up the steps into the hotel, smashing through the glass frontage and headed for the reception desk. It is understood that the driver then drove the machine back out of the hotel before making off on foot in the direction of Edge Lane.

A statement from Merseyside Police said that one man experienced eye irritation due to exposure to diesel and was treated at the scene by North West Ambulance Service.

No arrests have been made and police did not comment on a motive for the incident.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services and contractors also attended to ensure the site was safe.

Anyone with information related to the case has been asked to contact police on @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.

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