A CAR smashed into Lloyds Bank on Courtney Street in Newton Abbot last night at about 7.45pm. One onlooker, working late in an office next door, saw the incident. 

They report that a woman failed to stop in the turn in the road next the bank, causing her car to smash into the wall of the bank head on. She had one young boy in the car with her. The woman proceeded to have a physical altercation in the street. 

She then made off from the scene with the boy and another man, heading towards the multi-storey car park by the bus station before the police arrived. 

It was reported that she had broken or seriously injured her ankle during the collision, and that she was caught trying to scale the car park. 

A spokesperson for the police added: ‘Police were notified at around 7.50pm yesterday evening, Monday 25 September, to reports that a car had collided with a building on Queen Street in Newton Abbot.

‘Officers arrived to find the driver had left the scene on foot after assaulting a member of the public.

‘A child, believed to be a passenger of the car, was checked over by ambulance staff. His injuries were not deemed to be serious.

‘A 38-year-old woman from Torquay was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs and on suspicion of assault.’