A SOMERSET supermarket closed after a car crashed into the front of the store causing extensive damage. 

Firefighters were called to a Lidl store on Oxford Street in Burnham-on-Sea yesterday (October 9) at 1.10pm after a Land Rover crashed into the front of the store. 

Pictures show there has been extensive damage to the front wall and windows at the supermarket following the crash. 

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "We sent one fire appliance to Lidl on Oxford Street following reports of a crash. 

"When we arrived a Land Rover was stuck in a wall and there was extensive damage to the front of the store. 

"When we arrived at the scene we could not see the driver of the vehicle. 

"Police and ambulance service were also in attendance. 

"We made the area safe and left the incident in the hands of the police and ambulance service."

The store was closed yesterday following the incident and cordons remain up around the site. 

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said that no one has been arrested following the incident. 

A spokesman for Lidl said: "We can confirm that an incident took place at our Burnham store yesterday afternoon.

"The health and safety of our customers is always our priority, so the decision was taken to temporarily close the store.

"We can confirm that the store has returned to full operation today (October 10).