PART of a historic city centre street had to close today (Tuesday, September 12) after a bit of an old building crashed onto the pavement.

Material that appeared to be render fell from above a first floor window at the Fudge Kitchen at 58 Low Petergate at around 1pm on Tuesday.

It hit the pavement, missing pedestrians on the busy street, but did leave some shaken.

Previously historic buildings on narrow city centre streets have been damaged by lorries and vehicles getting stuck or hitting them - as happened on Goodramgate in early 2013.

The Fudge Kitchen’s manager Dawn Anderson said that was not the case on this occasion, but it could have been caused by older damage.

An emergency restriction was imposed on the street from 4pm until midnight on October 9, closing the footpath in front of numbers 58 and 60 to allow remedial building works to be carried out safely.