New mayor drives through Tesco’s doors

Terry Buckle at the mayor making last week
Terry Buckle at the mayor making last week
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St Edmundsbury’s new mayor has been treated in hospital after crashing his car through the doors of his local Tesco Express this afternoon.

East of England Ambulance said Cllr Terry Buckle, 73, was taken to West Suffolk Hospital ‘as a precaution’ because he was shaken up, though he had no obvious injuries.

Cllr Terry Buckle's  car inside the Tesco Express store on Moreton Hall.

Cllr Terry Buckle's car inside the Tesco Express store on Moreton Hall.

Police said they were called to Tesco Express in Lawson’s Place, Moreton Hall at 4.30pm after Cllr Buckle’s gold Vauxhall Vectra crashed into the store’s doors.

Cllr Buckle’s son-in-law Jamie Fox said at the scene that his wife called him to say Terry had just ‘parked his car in Tesco’.

“It was quite a shock” he added. “I’m concerned about his health, but from the sound of things, it’s not too serious.”

Cllr Buckle, who was made mayor of St Edmundsbury last Thursday, is a ward councillor for Moreton Hall and lives near the store.

His fellow ward councillor Frank Warby said: “We hope he’s OK and wish him well. We’re glad he didn’t do too much damage to his car, the building or himself.”

The store manager declined to comment.

Cllr Buckle is a Blue Badge holder.

For more on this story, see Friday’s Bury Free Press.