Hackney Pirates crash: BMW smashes into front of Dalston charity shop

The scene after a car crashed into the Hackney Pirates charity shop on Sunday afternoon.

The scene after a car crashed into the Hackney Pirates charity shop on Sunday afternoon. - Credit: Sam Blewett - NO CREDIT PLEASE

A car smashed headlong into the front of a Dalston charity shop yesterday afternoon, shutting Kingsland High Street.

The scene after a car crashed into the Hackney Pirates charity shop on Sunday afternoon.

The scene after a car crashed into the Hackney Pirates charity shop on Sunday afternoon. - Credit: Sam Blewett - NO CREDIT PLEASE

The white BMW flattened a parked bicycle and demolished a bike rack before ploughing into the entrance of the Hackney Pirates café and store at about 12.40pm.

No one was hurt in the collision.

One witness, a woman in her 30s who asked not to be named, said: “He came out of Crossway, lost control and skidded across the street.

“He’s so lucky he didn’t hit anyone walking past on the way.”

The scene after a car crashed into the Hackney Pirates charity shop on Sunday afternoon.

The scene after a car crashed into the Hackney Pirates charity shop on Sunday afternoon. - Credit: Sam Blewett - NO CREDIT PLEASE

Police shut the road while the mess was cleaned up. A spokeswoman said paramedics were first on the scene, but no one needed treatment.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.