Man arrested after car crashes into Whitechapel pub

Emergency services were called to a crash at Goodman's Field in Whitechapel. Picture: @hackneycyclis

Emergency services were called to a crash at Goodman's Field in Whitechapel. Picture: @hackneycyclist - Credit: hackneycyclist

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car crashed into a Whitechapel pub.

Emergency services were called to a crash at Goodman's Field in Whitechapel. Picture: @hackneycyclis

Emergency services were called to a crash at Goodman's Field in Whitechapel. Picture: @hackneycyclist - Credit: hackneycyclist

Police were called at around 9.50am today (Wednesday) to Mansell Street, where the car had hit Goodman’s Field, a Wetherspoons pub.

A pedestrian was hurt in the crash and she was taken to hospital with injuries said to be not life-threatening or life-changing.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and dangerous driving.

He was taken to hospital as a precaution before being moved to a police station.

The pub has been closed while the police investigation is carried out.

Staff and customers were evacuated from the building and structural safety checks will be made before it can reopen.

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Wetherspoons spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We send our best wishes to the person who was injured.

“Fortunately, as we understand it, only one person was injured, and we thank our staff and the police for dealing with the matter so efficiently.”