Driver causes chaos after ploughs through wall of Sainsbury's store

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The car ploughed into the Sainsbury's store in Osmaston Park, Allenton, Derby. (Twitter/Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit)
The car ploughed into the Sainsbury's store in Osmaston Park, Allenton, Derby. (Twitter/Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit)

A supermarket aisle was left in chaos after a car ploughed through a window, destroying its shelves and leaving their contents scattered around the floor.

Police in Derby shared images of the Audi after it careered through the window of the Sainsbury's in Osmaston Park Road in Allenton along with the destruction it caused.

Two different images showed the front of the car from inside the store, surrounded by products from the shelves, as well as one from behind taken from outside showing how it had ploughed through the wall. 

Posting the pictures on Twitter, Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit wrote: "In-store cleaner required in the pet food aisle please.

"Audi drives in to shop window. Investigation ongoing but initial CCTV enquiries shows poor standard of driving in car park.

"No injuries but lots and lots of damage. #DriveToArrive."

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The incident reportedly happened at around 10pm on Saturday night.

On Sunday a Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: "We can confirm there was an incident at our Osmaston store last night involving a vehicle collision. We’re pleased to report no one was injured."

The news received a mixed reaction from people on Twitter, with some joining in on the light-hearted tone of the initial tweet. 

One person said: "Unexpected item in bagging area !", while another alluded to the pet products that were left strewn on the floor by the crash, writing: "Could have been much worse, just Whiskas away."

Another Twitter user rewrote Chris Rea's popular Christmas tune, writing: "I'm driving home for Christmas, Oh, I can't wait to see good old sainsbury's, I'm driving home for Christmas, yea Well I'm moving down the pet food aisle, And it's been so long, But I will be there, I sing this song, To pass the time away, Driving in my car Driving in to sainsbury's."

Others were less amused, accusing the force of making light of what could have been a much more serious incident.

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