A BUS has crashed into scaffolding in Colchester town centre.

The First double-decker service collided with scaffolding which surrounds a building on the corner of Head Street and St John's Street.

Head Street is partially blocked because of the accident and is adding to existing traffic delays in the area caused by emergency water main works at the bottom of Balkerne Hill.

PC Jo Jaggo, at the scene, said the current estimate was for the bus to be removed within the next hour once scaffolders had disentangled the bus.