Man arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink and drugs after Dinnington Cross crash

Man arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink and drugs after Dinnington Cross crash

By Chris Brayford | 03/08/2022

Man arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink and drugs after Dinnington Cross crash
The cross is believed to date back to the 14th Century (Picture credit: Gill Baker)

A MEDIEVAL cross was badly damaged after a man drove into it whilst reportedly being under the influence.

Dinnington Cross, a grade II-listed structure on Laughton Road, is thought to date from the 14th Century.

But the cross, surrounding fencing and seats were badly damaged when a Seat Leon crashed into it at 2.54pm on July 17.

The 27-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink and drugs driving without a licence and insurance. 

Police said he had been released on police bail whilst enquiries continue.