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Bus crashes into A&E at Ipswich Hospital

PUBLISHED: 19:04 19 December 2019 | UPDATED: 19:04 19 December 2019

A bus crashed into the canopy over Ipswich Hospital's A&E Department Picture: CONTRIBUTED

A bus crashed into the canopy over Ipswich Hospital's A&E Department Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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A double decker bus has crashed into the A&E department at Ipswich Hospital.

A double decker bus crashed into Ipswich Hospital's A&E Department Picture: CONTRIBUTEDA double decker bus crashed into Ipswich Hospital's A&E Department Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Police were called at around 5.40pm today, Thursday, December 19, to the Garrett Anderson Centre at the hospital in Heath Road.

A police spokesman said: "A bus has hit the canopy, we are currently on scene.

A bus hit the canopy of A&E at Ipswich Hospital back in 2012 Picture: ARCHANTA bus hit the canopy of A&E at Ipswich Hospital back in 2012 Picture: ARCHANT

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"It has happened right outside the A&E department and taken a bit of the canopy down as well."

The bus had the same registration plate as the one in tonight's collision Picture: ARCHANTThe bus had the same registration plate as the one in tonight's collision Picture: ARCHANT

He added there no reports of any injuries as a result of the crash.

East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, tweeted: "A bus has crashed into the canopy of a building at #IpswichHospital. Everyone is safe and it is business as usual for all departments, including A&E.

The police have been helping on scene."

The crash is similar to an incident in 2012 where another double decker, with the same registration plate, struck the building.

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