Car mounts pavement and crashes into part of Bettys tearoom in Harrogate

A car has mounted the pavement and crashed into part of the iconic Bettys tearoom - narrowly missing a crowd of people queuing to enter.

Monday, 20th August 2018, 5:53 pm
Updated Monday, 20th August 2018, 6:00 pm
The car rolled into the canopy outside Bettys in Harrogate, damaging the structure

The red Mazda's handbrake is believed to have failed as nobody was inside at the time.

Behind the scenes at BettysIt rolled into the historic canopy outside the tearooms on Parliament Street in Harrogate - the Yorkshire brand's flagship branch - at 4.20pm today. Nobody was injured.

Bettys reports profit hike despite challenging marketA witness visiting the town from Lancashire said:

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The car was unoccupied at the time

"It narrowly missed pedestrians and causing quite a stir."

Bettys confirmed that they remained open throughout the incident.

North Yorkshire Police are aware of the incident and have traced the owner of the vehicle.

Police have traced the owner
The car came to rest against a pillar