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Poundland lorry crashes into Foyleside shopping centre

By Claire Williamson

Published 11/09/2016

The scene in Derry where a lorry making a delivery to Poundland crashed into Foyleside Shopping Centre. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 11.09.16
The scene in Derry where a lorry making a delivery to Poundland crashed into Foyleside Shopping Centre. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 11.09.16
The scene in Derry where a lorry making a delivery to Poundland crashed into Foyleside Shopping Centre. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 11.09.16
The trail of damage left at the scene in Derry where a lorry making a delivery to Poundland crashed into Foyleside Shopping Centre. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 11.09.16
The scene in Derry where a lorry making a delivery to Poundland crashed into Foyleside Shopping Centre. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 11.09.16
The scene in Derry where a lorry making a delivery to Poundland crashed into Foyleside Shopping Centre. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 11.09.16
The scene in Derry where a lorry making a delivery to Poundland crashed into Foyleside Shopping Centre. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 11.09.16

A Poundland lorry has crashed into Foyleside shopping centre in Londonderry.

Police have said there are no reports of any injuries as they launched an investigation into the incident.

The lorry is currently lodged under a footbridge.

At around 4.45am the lorry was being unloaded in Ferryquay Street and rolled away.

It travelled along Linenhall Street and Newmarket Street before crashing into the wall of the Foyleside Shopping Centre on Orchard Street.

Damage was caused to a parked car and significant damage caused to a number of street signs and bollards during the incident.

The PSNI have said an investigation is now underway and officers are appealing for witnesses.

A police spokesman said: "Police are particularly keen to speak with three young males who were in the area of Ferryquay Street around the time of the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 368 of 11/09/16."

Newmarket Street and Orchard Street remain closed to traffic.

Foyleside shopping centre has said it is open as normal from 1pm to 6pm.

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