Three-storey building collapsed on to main road

A building collapsed on to a main road in Dewsbury last night (Saturday).

Sunday, 17th January 2016, 10:34 am
Updated Sunday, 17th January 2016, 3:44 pm

Staff from Dewsbury Fire Station were called to the Stanbury Buildings opposite the Lidl store in Bradford Road at around 10.30pm.

The road was closed off in both directions because scaffolding and part of the building had spilled into the lanes. It is now understood to have been re-opened.

Firefighter James Hopkins said: “When we arrived the front of the building had fallen on to Bradford Road.

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“There was a lot of unsafe scaffolding [in the road].”

It is not known what caused the three-storey building to collapse but Mr Hopkins said it appeared to have been part-way through renovation.

He added that the roof had collapsed and the front of the structure had then spilled out.

The building was one of 11 which the Dewsbury Regeneration Board earmarked for major improvements in 2011.

The incident was referred to police by the fire department.

Nobody was reported as injured.