Car wedged in alley outside historic Bath hotel
A car has become stuck after getting wedged in a narrow alley against the basement windows of a historic hotel in Bath.
Emergency services freed one of the occupants from the vehicle, while another was able to get out by himself but neither is believed to be seriously injured.
Avon Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the Francis Hotel in Queen Square at about 04:45 GMT on Sunday.
On Monday, Avon and Somerset Police said a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in connection with the incident.
The car remains stuck but the hotel is open as normal.
A police spokesman said: “An investigation is underway after a car collided with railings and went into the basement area of a hotel in Bath.
“One of the occupants of the car, a Kia Picanto, was rescued by a crew from Avon Fire & Rescue Service, while a second occupant had got out of the car by the time emergency services arrived.
“A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink and he’s been released on unconditional bail so further inquiries can take place.”
The force urged anyone who may have seen the collision, or might have dash cam or mobile phone footage, to come forward.
A spokesperson for the fire service said: "We were called to the Francis Hotel in Queen Square after reports a vehicle had left the road and was trapped.
“We sent two appliances to the incident and they discovered the car with one young male who had self-rescued and another person who was trapped.
"We assisted in rescuing him on behalf of the ambulance using a turn-table ladder and a line rescue system.
“He was then treated by the ambulance. We worked with the hotel to make sure their business was not affected.”
They added: “There were definitely no fatalities and almost definitely no bad injuries.”