A library in Hampshire was left with substantial damage after a car smashed through its wall.
Books and magazines were sent flying by the incident at Hythe Library on Sunday morning – with images showing bricks, chairs and rubble strewn across the floor.
A tweet from nearby Hardley Fire Station said two people who were in the car – understood to be an elderly couple – were able to escape the vehicle without major injuries, but then found themselves trapped inside the library, which is closed on a Sunday.
Fire crews used a winch to steady the car, and “tunnelled through” to reach the pair and help them to safety.
The library is expected to be closed for at least a week, Hampshire Libraries said.
The incident is not thought to be suspicious.