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08 January 2020 12:40

Blackheath Tea Hut

Beloved Blackheath Tea Hut Destroyed In Car Crash Three people were rushed to hospital last night, after a driver crashed into Blackheath Tea Hut. The beloved tea hut is open 24/7 and is a popular late-night haunt for locals, bikers and emergency service workers. A driver has demolished an iconic south London tea hut that has stood on the same spot for almost a century sending three people to hospital. The incident happened at the Blackheath Tea Hut on Shooters Hill Road on Tuesday night. The Blackheath Tea Hut on Shooters Hill was demolished last night after a silver Mercedes crashed into the blue structure causing it catastrophic damage Emergency services raced to the scene following last night's incident which injured three people and left four bikers suffering from shock The Blackheath Tea Hut, pictured, was open around the clock and a haven for night workers The Blackheath Tea Hut, pictured, was a popular place for motorcyclists, taxi drivers and members of the emergency services as it remained open around the clock The tea hut, pictured here in the 1970s, has been open for almost a century A member of staff in the hut apparently suffered burns, a broken sternum and rib following the horrific crash, according to social media and was pulled free by bikers at the scene. Pictures posted on Facebook and Twitter showed debris strewn across the road with the smashed car having destroyed the 24-hour hut.

The front of the hut has been ripped open with a huge hole left where the car crashed into it. According to police, two people were taken to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be serious. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: 'Police were called at around 7pm on Tuesday to a traffic collision on Blackheath Common. 'Two people - one man and one woman - were injured as a result of the collision and taken to hospital by LAS. Paul Kelleher who set up one of the pages wrote: 'Hopefully with the public's help we can help the family that run this iconic part of Southeast London and help them get back on their feet and then also restore the tea hut back to its original state!!

The owners of the Blackheath Tea Hut, pictured today, vowed they will rebuild the venue And on a second page Dawnie Healey wrote: 'A much loved iconic piece of local Blackheath history has been pretty much destroyed this evening due to a car hitting the Tea Hut. A much loved member of staff along with a couple of others standing at the Hut at the time, were injured but have been taken to hospital. The owner of the Blackheath Tea Hut assured customers and fans that they will rebuild the iconic venue And Metropolitan Police specials posted: 'Sad evening for local officers, the Blackheath tea hut is no more.' He said they were forced to bring in contractors to demolish the remains of the tea hut because of the extensive damage caused, which ripped the services, including gas, water and electricity from the ground. A fridge from inside the tea hut was strewn among the wreckage following last night's incident Regular customers are mourning the loss of the historic hut as the injured worker is named locally as Jackie. Two people were hospitalised after a car ploughed into Blackheath's famous tea-hut while they were inside last night. Emergency services swarmed the scene after a silver Mercedes smashed into the local institution, which has stood in the same spot for more than 50 years, leaving it a wreck at around 7pm.

According to local reports, a female member of staff inside the hut suffered burns, a broken sternum and ribs, having to be was pulled free by bikers at the scene. A man who was also inside the hut at the time was taken to hospital. Dawnie Healey, who launched the fund, said: "A very much loved iconic piece of local Blackheath history has been pretty much destroyed this evening due to a car hitting the Tea Hut. "A much loved member of staff along with a couple of others standing at the Hut at the time, were injured but have been taken to hospital. "The Tea Hut has been around for many many years, and a frequent meeting place for bikers, car enthusiasts and people stopping by for a cuppa tea and a legendary "Animal Burger".

"I used to be a regular biker up the Tea Hut when I lived back in London before I moved over to Wiltshire in 2018 and know Jo, Jackie, George and Shannon (the manager). The 24/hr hut is known for serving bikers, emergency service workers and cab drivers throughout the night. "The tea hut is a south east London institution. Three people have been injured after a car crashed into an "iconic" roadside tea hut in London. A police spokesperson said a man and a woman had been taken to hospital following the crash. Appeals have been made for donations towards the Blackheath Tea Hut in southeast London, which was involved in Tuesday evening's collision. November's dismal weather will finally change, with drier and colder conditions coming for the start of December, forecasters have said PA 42/50 27 November 2019 The moment a swan flew over a flock of 60,000 starlings as dusk fell on Whixall Moss Nature Reserve in Shropshire Andrew Fusek Peters / SWNS 43/50 26 November 2019 SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon plays with local children during a visit to the Jelly Tots & Cookies Play Cafe in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire PA 44/50 25 November 2019 Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses with sheep as he visits the Royal Welsh Showground, in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, whilst on the General Election campaign trail PA 45/50 24 November 2019 Cush Jumbo attends the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards at London Coliseum Getty Images 46/50 23 November 2019 Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn meets a supporter on a train on his return from a visit to Sheffield PA 47/50 22 November 2019 Gallery assistants adjust 'The Ancient Town of Uglich' by Konstantin Yuon, 1913, estimated at £600,000 to £800,000, during a press preview of the sale of works by some of the most pre-eminent creators of Russian art at Sotheby's in London PA 48/50 21 November 2019 A mother seal appears to hug her pup as grey seals return to Donna Nook National Nature Reserve in Lincolnshire, where they come every year in late autumn and winter to give birth PA 49/50 20 November 2019 After Mauricio Pochettino's sacking the eveninfg before newly appointed Tottenham head coach, Jose Mourinho, takes his first training session in charge Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty 50/50 19 November 2019 Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to Jimmy Egan's Boxing Academy at Wythenshawe, while on the campaign trail ahead of the General Election PA 1/50 7 January 2020 England's Stuart Broad celebrates with teammate Ben Stokes after the dismissal of South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen during the fifth day of the second Test cricket match in Cape Town. November's dismal weather will finally change, with drier and colder conditions coming for the start of December, forecasters have said PA 42/50 27 November 2019 The moment a swan flew over a flock of 60,000 starlings as dusk fell on Whixall Moss Nature Reserve in Shropshire Andrew Fusek Peters / SWNS 43/50 26 November 2019 SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon plays with local children during a visit to the Jelly Tots & Cookies Play Cafe in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire PA 44/50 25 November 2019 Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses with sheep as he visits the Royal Welsh Showground, in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, whilst on the General Election campaign trail PA 45/50 24 November 2019 Cush Jumbo attends the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards at London Coliseum Getty Images 46/50 23 November 2019 Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn meets a supporter on a train on his return from a visit to Sheffield PA 47/50 22 November 2019 Gallery assistants adjust 'The Ancient Town of Uglich' by Konstantin Yuon, 1913, estimated at £600,000 to £800,000, during a press preview of the sale of works by some of the most pre-eminent creators of Russian art at Sotheby's in London PA 48/50 21 November 2019 A mother seal appears to hug her pup as grey seals return to Donna Nook National Nature Reserve in Lincolnshire, where they come every year in late autumn and winter to give birth PA 49/50 20 November 2019 After Mauricio Pochettino's sacking the eveninfg before newly appointed Tottenham head coach, Jose Mourinho, takes his first training session in charge Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty 50/50 19 November 2019 Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to Jimmy Egan's Boxing Academy at Wythenshawe, while on the campaign trail ahead of the General Election PA "A much-loved iconic piece of Blackheath history has been pretty much destroyed this evening," said an appeal on fundraising site GoFundMe.. It said: "The Tea Hut has been around for many many years, and a frequent meeting place for bikers, car enthusiasts and people stopping by for a cuppa tea and a legendary 'Animal Burger'." The Met Police said they have made no arrests in connection with the crash and that enquiries are ongoing.