Page last updated at 07:34 GMT, Monday, 15 June 2009 08:34 UK

Car crashes into busy restaurant

Scene of the crash

A car has crashed into the front of a restaurant in County Fermanagh after failing to stop for police.

The vehicle ploughed into the Tullana on the Green restaurant in Lisnarick, near Enniskillen during Sunday lunch.

Two people were taken to hospital. Two men aged 21 and 26 are being questioned by police about the incident.

A diner said there was "a massive bang, and we saw the rafters coming down from the roof - the glass just completely shattered all over everybody".

Craig Woods said about 60 people were in the restaurant at the time.

The restaurant was full of customers having their Sunday lunch

"A couple of posts that were holding up part of the roof came down over one of the tables," he added.

The incident happened at about 1430 BST on Sunday.

The 70-seater restaurant is situated in the village of Lisnarick, close to Castle Archdale in the Fermanagh lakelands.

A PSNI spokesperson said the vehicle had failed to stop for officers in the Irvinestown Road area of Enniskillen and it was pursued by police.

"A short time later police again observed the vehicle near Castle Archdale before it collided into restaurant premises in Lisnarick," the PSNI said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police on 0845 600 8000.

The incident has been referred to the Police Ombudsman's office.



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