Car crashes into reception at Leyburn auctioneers

A car crashed into reception at a Leyburn auction house today.

The incident occurred at Tennants Auctioneers this afternoon.

Police and firefighters attended the scene.

A spokesperson for Tennants said the incident was an accident and nobody was injured.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “This afternoon we received a report from North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service of a minor collision which took place at the Tennant’s auction house in Leyburn.

“A car has struck the building but fortunately there are no injuries reported.

“A man has been arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving and has been taken into custody.”

Fire crews from Leyburn and Richmond attended the incident.

A fire service spokesperson said nobody was trapped or injured and the crews used small tools to release the vehicle from the building and make the scene safe.

The crash occurred close to the covid-19 vaccination hub which has been operating from the venue for a number of months.