We are appealing for information after damage was caused to a hotel under construction in Liverpool today (Monday 21 January 2019).
A report was received shortly before 3pm that the digger was being driven into the entrance of the Travelodge building in the Liverpool Innovation Park.
The driver then left the vehicle and made off on foot in the direction of Edge Lane.
One man experienced eye irritation due to exposure to diesel and was treated at the scene by North West Ambulance Service. It is not believed anyone else was injured during the incident.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services and contractors attended to ensure the site was safe.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100021276
or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.