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Lorry which lost roof after hitting bridge in Northern Ireland town was prison van

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Damage caused to the truck. Pic PSNI

Damage caused to the truck. Pic PSNI

The Cut in Banbridge. Pic Google Maps

The Cut in Banbridge. Pic Google Maps

The Cut in Banbridge. Pic Google Maps

The Cut in Banbridge. Pic Google Maps

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Damage caused to the truck. Pic PSNI

An investigation is underway after a prison van lost its roof when it hit a bridge in Northern Ireland.

The van hit the underpass in the centre of Banbridge on Sunday before continuing on its journey to Portadown.

The driver was unaware of the crash and continued on for some 10 miles before realising the damage done.

It is not known if it was carrying any prisoners at the time.

Highlighting the incident, police posted the picture on Facebook as a warning to road users to be aware of their vehicles dimensions.

"Not the smartest move," said an officer in the post.

The Prison Service confirmed that one of its vehicles was involved in a road traffic incident at Banbridge on 27 November.

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A spokesperson said: "No other vehicle was involved and no one was injured. The incident is being investigated."

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