A man  sustained injuries after a vehicle crashed into a building, forcing it to be demolished.

Police, ambulance, and fire services were on the scene along with Bolton Council to secure a workshop owned by Bolton Council - next to  Highfield Hall Community Centre - on Marsh Lane.

Officers said that the injuries a passenger sustained are not ‘life-threatening’ or 'life changing'.

The council say that "unfortunately, the damage was so bad that they had to demolish the building in the interest of public safety".

The council team worked over the weekend and demolition work was finished yesterday.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “At 9.20pm on Thursday, November 16, one fire engine from Farnworth fire station attended an incident on Marsh Lane, Farnworth, where a car had crashed into a building, damaging the structure of the building.

The Bolton News: "Firefighters, working alongside colleagues from North West Ambulance Service, Greater Manchester Police, and Bolton Council, helped to make the area safe before handing the scene over to police and the council.

"Crews were in attendance for around two hours.”

J&M Demolition and Recycled Aggregates Ltd - based in Horwich - attended the scene last Thursday (November 16) and had no choice but to help demolish the building as a matter of public safety.

A spokesperson said: “It was in the public interest, and when it comes to public safety it wouldn’t have been viable or safe for them to work in that condition.

“Public safety comes first.

The Bolton News: “We wanted to make sure all residents were safe.”

He continued: “Thursday Night we got a call at 10:30pm to attend a building next to Highfield Hall Community Centre after a vehicle crashed into the building.

“We attended site and working along with Bolton Council as well as the local police and fire services.

"We secured the property and prevented it from immediate collapse.

“When it was determined that the building couldn’t be saved, we then demolished the property down to slab level and secured the now open site with Heras Fencing.”

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