Lorry ploughs into cottage and memorial in Saddleworth village

A lorry has ploughed into a cottage in a Saddleworth village. It smashed into the side of the building, in The Square, Dobcross , just before 11.30am this morning. There are no reports of any injuries at this stage.

The vehicle smashed into a memorial in the centre of the square. Police officers, firefighters and ambulance crews are at the scene. A tweet from GMP Saddleworth said: “We are just getting reports of a LGV colliding with a property in Dobcross.

A memorial damaged after a lorry crashed into it in Dobcross Lorry ploughs into cottage and memorial in Saddleworth villageTruck collides with a building and causes other damage in Dobcross village, Saddleworth

“Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are on their way as are the council’s building inspectors.

Can we ask that you avoid the village and find an alternative route for the time being.”

A spokesman for GMFRS said: “We were called just before 11.30am to The Square, Dobcross, to a HGV going into a house.

Lorry ploughs into cottage and memorial in Saddleworth villageTruck collides with a building and causes other damage in Dobcross village, Saddleworth

“It collided with a low wall, nobody is trapped.”

One person – thought to be the driver – is “conscious and breathing,” police said

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