PEOPLE were trapped inside a chicken shop after a car drove through the window. 

East Sussex Fire and Rescue was called to help those inside Roosters Piri Piri in Western Road, Brighton, after a car careered into the shopfront at about 2.15pm this afternoon. 

A spokeswoman for the service said those inside were unable to leave through the door and its crew were called to ensure the shop’s structure was safe. 

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The spokeswoman said there has been no reported injuries. 

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "A car that appears to have suffered a handbrake failure rolled into another parked vehicle pushing it into the front of a shop in Western Road, Brighton

"Emergency services were called to the scene at 2.16pm. No injuries have been reported."