THE A556 is closed after a car crashed into the iconic Round Tower in Sandiway last night, Thursday.

The landmark building was hit by a red Vauxhall Corsa driven by a 50-year-old woman at around 9.15pm.

The woman is reported to have suffered minor injuries and was taken to Leighton Hospital.

A third of the structure was destroyed in the collision, declared unsafe and demolished overnight.

The Round Tower was built in the early 1800s as a gate lodge to Vale Royal Abbey.

The road has been closed between the A559 (Chester Road) and School Lane.

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