Police cordon remains in place following partial roof collapse in Dolgellau

A POLICE cordon remains in place following a partial roof collapse on a building in Dolgellau earlier today (Saturday, September 2).

At 12:55pm North Wales Police were called to the Spar store on Plas yn Dre Street following a report that part of the roof had collapsed into the shop.

The emergency services swiftly attended the scene.

Two members of staff and one member of the public were able to escape the property, however one member of staff was dug out of the location and has since been taken to hospital by the Ambulance Service with what are believed to be minor injuries.

Chief Inspector Rob Rands of North Wales Police said: “Whilst we don’t believe that anyone remains unaccounted for, a specialist search team are on their way to the location to assist our colleagues from the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

“Gwynedd County Council and the Health and Safety Executive are all fully briefed. Police officers remain at the scene whilst the investigation is ongoing.

“The area surrounding the shop is expected to remain closed for a considerable time and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all local residents and business owners for their cooperation and understanding.”

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