Motorist ‘parks’ his Bentley in the side of a shed at Newport hotel

This was the dramatic scene after a luxury car smashed into a hotel in Newport, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

The crashed Bentley in the shed
The crashed Bentley in the shed

The motorist escaped injury, but the Bentley convertible suffered extensive dents.

The car appeared to have been driven through wooden panels at the side of the building, but some bricks were also damaged in the drama.

The accident happened in the car park of the Royal Victoria Hotel in St Mary’s Street.

Dave Armour, owner of the Royal Victoria Hotel, said: “I was away at the time so I don’t know exactly what happened.

“I just came back and it was all boarded up.

“It seems a bit odd. It seems like the driver reversed into the building and then gone forward and had another go.

“I’ve asked the brewery to come out and have a look at it. Until then I don’t know how much it will cost.”

The building damaged by the car is a storage shed used by the hotel.

The accident happened at around 10.30pm last Friday, but the picture of the scene only emerged today.

The car was left embedded in the building overnight because of fears the building could be made unstable.

Firefighters from Newport also attended the scene but were not required to free anyone from the vehicle.

A spokeswoman for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said the car took out part of the main support of the building and firefighters were required to make it safe.

The damaged building has been boarded up with remains cordoned off by police tape.

The crash happened just hours after 1,000 people were in the area for the Old Tyme Market.

Police say there were no reports of any injuries to the motorist.