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Shakespeare's birthday marred by car crash in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Emergency services at the scene of the crash Photo: ITV Central News

Six people have been taken to hospital after a car ploughed into a shop front in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Thousands of people would have been visiting the town to celebrate the start of the World Shakespeare Festival on the day of the bard's birthday.

A vehicle collided with the front of a shop near the roundabout at the junction of Henley Street and Bridge Street. The collision took place at 2.30pm and involved a black Volkswagen.

The driver and a passenger from the car, together with four members of the public, were injured.

They are all described as being in a serious condition, although none of their injuries are described as life threatening.

Two people were taken by air ambulance to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, two were taken to Warwick Hospital and two were taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch by air ambulance.

Andy Bevan has the full report: