SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Market Cross demolition update – man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving
POLICE have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of drink-driving following the crash at Ilchester which left the historic Market Cross in ruins.
It was at around 1.40am on Friday (August 4, 2017) when police were alerted to the incident in the centre of Ilchester.
“We’ve arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of drink-driving after a car collided with a monument on the High Street in Ilchester at about 1.40am,” said a police spokesman.
“Significant damage was caused to the monument and the man remains in police custody while enquiries continue.”
Anyone with information which could help the police in their investigation is asked to call 101.
The Market Cross was originally built in 1795 on the town green and is a Grade II listed structure and registered with English Heritage.
The top portion of the column was blown over in a storm in January 1991 and was rebuilt the following year.
Further news and photos can be found on this link: http://www.yeovilpress.co.uk/blog/2017/08/04/south-somerset-news-historic-market-cross-is-toppled-in-crash/ .
PHOTO - TOP: The scene in the centre of Ilchester on Firday (August 4, 2017) morning.
PHOTO - ABOVE: How the Market Cross in Ilchester looked.