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Driver arrested after Eddie Stobart lorry stuck under railway bridge in Longton

The driver who got his lorry stuck under the railway bridge in Longton has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

The 49-year-old man misjudged the height of the bridge over King Street, in the town centre, leaving the Eddie Stobart haulage vehicle trapped from about 10.15pm last night.

Police were called to the incident and oversaw the three-hour recovery operation to release the vehicle.

Officers have since arrested the driver and are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to get in touch.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We were called just after 10.15pm to reports of a lorry stuck under the railway bridge over King Street, opposite the Crown Hotel.

“A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving over the limit and he remains in custody.

“The lorry was recovered by approximately 1.30am. Network Rail and British Transport Police were also informed about the incident.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 799 of December 8.”

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