EMERGENCY services dealt with two late night car crashes in the town centre over the weekend.

The first happened in the early hours of Saturday, where a car had hit traffic lights.

The fire service were called to St George's Street just after 3am.

Firefighters said the car and the traffic light were both badly damaged in the crash.

It is not clear what happened to the driver and the occupants.

At 1.30am today, fire crews and ambulance were called to Bank Street after a car hit the side of a building.

Two men were inside and one was taken to hospital with head injuries.

The two were able to get out of the vehicle unassiasted.

Crews were on the scene for an hour.

Derelict buildings fronting Bank Street and Manor Street in Bolton town centre, including the old Diamonds strip joint, are to be torn down imminently.

The area is the site of the potential redevelopment called Church Wharf.

Bolton Council describes the £150m Church Wharf scheme as a new town centre area ‘set alongside the River Croal, providing new homes and jobs and transforming an underused piece of land into a thriving local community’.