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Police dig out lorry wedged between two walls on A2 at Newington

Police officers equipped with shovels helped out a red-faced lorry driver who had wedged his vehicle between two walls.

The A2 London Road in Newington was shut this morning after the lorry driver became stuck in Bull Lane.

Officers were at the scene near the Cooperative Food Store until around 10.50am when the lorry was freed.

The lorry became stuck as it tried to turn onto London Road in Newington (1495996)
The lorry became stuck as it tried to turn onto London Road in Newington. Pics: Richard Palmer (1495994)
Police officers helped dig the lorry out of trouble (1496042)

A brick wall was damaged but police were able to help remove the lorry and reopen the the section of the road, between Playstool Road and Callaways Lane.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at 9.20am to reports a lorry had collided with a wall in Newington High Street.

"No injuries were reported and no other vehicles are believed to have been involved.

"The road was blocked until around 10.50am."

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