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Police close New Street in Woodbridge after truck crashes into Ye Olde Bell and Steelyard pub

The steelyard is now hanging off the building. Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

The steelyard is now hanging off the building. Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

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A busy road in Woodbridge has been closed by police after a truck crashed into the Ye Olde Bell and Steelyard pub.

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Police were called today at 7.15am to the incident in New Street. Hugh Thomas, tenant of the pub, said a truck had struck the iconic grade one listed steelyard.

He said: “The steelyard that hangs over the road is gone.?”It is hanging off the front of the building. “There’s only two steelyards in the UK and that was one of them.” A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said; “A truck is reported to have collided with a structure outside a pub.

“The structure is hanging over the road. “The road is completely closed. “The fire service are attending the scene.

“Highways said the road may be closed for some time.”

She said traffic was being diverted through Chapel Street.

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