Man arrested after Volvo ploughs into Bristol Spaceworks building

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A man suspected of carrying Class A drugs has been arrested after a car damaged an Easton tuition centre.

Officers closed Trinity Road at around 4pm yesterday (May 29), after a grey Volvo hit the brickwork outside the Bristol Spaceworks building.

The driver had failed to stop for officers earlier in the Old Market Street area, an Avon and Somerset Constabulary spokesman said. 

He was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for officers and possession of suspected Class A drugs with intent to supply.

The man, who is in his 20s, remains in police custody.

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The crash scene

Bristol Spaceworks is home to the Into University scheme, which educates children aged between seven and 14.

The front of the Volvo was badly damaged and bricks were scattered across the pavement.

 

Trinity Road reopened by 5pm yesterday, but a police van remained on the scene while officers cleared the bricks from the pavement and dropped them into the Spaceworks site.

An Into University employee, who did not wish to be named, said: “We heard sirens but we didn’t know anything had happened to our building.

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Officers clearing the damage

“If it was a normal week, our kids would have been here around that time. Thank God it’s half-term.”

 

She added that this is the second time the building has been hit by a vehicle in six months.

A section of brickwork just metres away from today’s crash site had to be rebuilt following the previous accident.

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