Yarmouth bank shut after man in mobility scooter crashes into glass door

Barclays branch

Barclays branch - Credit: Archant

A bank in Great Yarmouth is currently closed to customers after someone in a mobility scooter accidently crashed through the glass door.

The Barclays branch in the town's Market Place was closed this morning as a result of the incident for safety reasons due to hanging glass.

An elderly man believed to be in his 90s was shaken up but did not suffer any injuries or cuts.

A paramedic attended to look at the man but he did not need to go to hospital.

A spokesman for the branch said: 'We had to close the branch as an elderly man in a wheelchair crashed through the glass door.

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'We have had to close the branch due for safety reasons we do not want people walking over where there is broken glass.

'We have sent a maintenance person over to look at the door and to make the area safe and we will open the branch to customers as soon as it is safe to do so.'

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One person who saw the incident but wished not to be named said the man went through the door at 'quite a speed'.

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