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Lorry collides with Greene King brewery gates

PUBLISHED: 10:04 25 September 2020 | UPDATED: 18:38 25 September 2020

Police were called to the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds before setting up a road closure Picture SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Police were called to the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds before setting up a road closure Picture SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

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A lorry has collided into gates at Bury St Edmunds’ Greene King brewery, prompting a large emergency service response.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called at 8.54am on Friday after receiving reports of a collision in Westgate Street.

Police were also called to the scene, with a spokesman confirming the lorry was transporting liquid CO2.

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Seven fire crews, from Bury St Edmunds, Woodbridge, Haverhill and Newmarket, were called to the scene.

Police put in place a closure in Churchgate Street and Westgate Street and urged both pedestrians and motorists to avoid the area.

A Greene King spokesman confirmed the incident posed “no risk” to the safety of nearby residents or staff.

The spokesman added: “The incident was confined to brewery property and was resolved swiftly. We apologise for the inconvenience to local residents and thank them for their understanding.”


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