Doncaster Post Office wrecked by car to stay shut as inspectors assess damage

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Post Office bosses say they do not know when a Doncaster shop hit by a car during a high speed police chase will re-open as building inspectors assess the damage.

Wheatley Hills Stores and Post Office on Thorne Road, Wheatley Hills suffered extensive damage late on Sunday night when a black Vauxhall Astra ploughed into the building during a police pursuit.

A 31-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

Post Office bosses say they are helping the office’s postmaster – and have advised customers of other nearby Post Offices following the collision.

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Wheatley Hills Stores and Post Office suffered extensive damage in the smash.Wheatley Hills Stores and Post Office suffered extensive damage in the smash.
Wheatley Hills Stores and Post Office suffered extensive damage in the smash.

A Post Office spokesperson said: “Wheatley Hills Post Office is temporarily closed due a vehicle being in collision with the premises on 16 June 11.41pm, when the branch was closed.

“It is not yet known when the branch will be able to re-open as the extent of the damage needs to be assessed.

"We are supporting the postmaster. In the interim alternative branches include Livingstone Avenue, Montrose Avenue and Intake, which are all within 1.25 miles.”

The full addresses of alternative branches are:

Livingstone Avenue Post Office, 9 Livingstone Avenue, Doncaster, DN2 4SA

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Montrose Avenue , 43 Montrose Avenue, Doncaster, Montrose Avenue, DN2 6PL

Intake Post Office, 47-51 Sandringham Road, Doncaster, DN2 5HY

The driver was arrested and was taken to hospital after the car he was driving hurtled out of control and smashed into the building at the junction with Chestnut Avenue.

Anyone with information in connection to the collision is urged to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 995 of 16 June 2024.

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