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Lucky escape as car hits bridge in Melton

A historic bridge is in need of repair after being hit by a car in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

A patrolling police officer came across a car which had left the road in Wilton Road near the junction of Leicester Street after colliding with the Lady Wilton Bridge.

Some of the damaged stone pictured on Tuesday morning. Photo: NEMM

A Leicestershire Police spokesperson said: "Shortly before 12.15am today (Tuesday 31 January), an officer on patrol came across a car which had left the road in Wilton Road, Melton.

Both occupants were located unharmed. It was established the car had also collided with a bridge. No arrests were made and enquiries into the incident are continuing."

A large part of the wall has been damaged. Photo: NEMM

The Lady Wilton Bridge was first built in 1822 and carries the A607 over the River Eye.

Leicestershire Fire & Rescue service confirmed they did not attend the incident.

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