Police issue statement on Ford Estate Heron (Round Robin) Wall Crash

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving offenses after a car smashed through a wall on the premises of the former Round Robin Pub.

Yesterday, a photo went viral on social media showing a car having ploughed through a brick wall on what is now the Heron supermarket on Ford Estate.

A Northumbria Police spokesman told SGM in a statement that: “Shortly after 4.30pm yesterday (Thursday), we received a report that a vehicle had collided with the wall of a car park on Hylton Road, in Sunderland.

“Emergency services attended and no-one was found to have been injured in the incident.

“A man – aged 40 – has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst above the legal limit for alcohol.

“He is currently in police custody.”