A driver who crashed his car into a supermarket in Abingdon suffered minor injuries.

The incident happened at Budgens, at the shopping parade on the Peachcroft estate on Saturday, shortly after 9am.

A concrete pillar was damaged at the store off Peachcroft Road, which was evacuated until the building could be declared safe.

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It is understood the incident may have occurred after the driver put his foot on the accelerator instead of the brake.

One shopper said on Facebook that the crash happened about 9.15am on Saturday.

He added that police evacuated the building as it was "structurally unsafe" about 15 minutes later, and that he was forced to leave without paying for his shopping.

Another shopper said on Facebook that the elderly couple involved in the crash came into the supermarket afterwards and did not appear to be injured.

Thames Valley Police described the incident as "a minor injury collision" and declined to comment further.

thisisoxfordshire: Smarts on Peachcroft in AbingdonA member of staff at Smarts fish and chip shop, which is in the same row of shops as Budgens, said the Budgens store remained closed.

He added: "Budgens is still shut. Scaffolding has gone up today so contractors can fix the problem.

"Some people seem to think the whole car park is closed but that's not the case and I want to reassure customers that we are still open and the other shops remain open too."

No one from the Budgens store was available for comment.

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