A car has crashed through the front window of the forecourt shop on an Esso-branded MRH site at Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, narrowly missing a mother and her baby.

The incident happened at around 12.30pm on Thursday September 29 at the Esso filling station on Coatbank Road.

Witnesses described how a blue Ford Fiesta, driven by an elderly woman, came crashing through the front of the forecourt shop, smashing the glass door and windows.

The vehicle ploughed through rows of snacks before coming to a stop at a Subway counter, where several people had been queuing, including a new mother.

Two fire engines arrived at the scene within 10 minutes of the crash, followed by police.

A police spokeswoman said: “We received a call about 12.25pm after reports of a vehicle that appears to have gone through the window of a petrol station.”

No one is reported to have been seriously hurt, but the driver of the Fiesta was said to be extremely shaken.