Arrest made after car smashes into Chatteris house as owners say damage will cost thousands of pounds to fix

PUBLISHED: 16:33 22 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:33 22 August 2018

The damage to the house is extensive and will possibly cost thousands to fix. Photo: Submitted

The damage to the house is extensive and will possibly cost thousands to fix. Photo: Submitted

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a car ploughed into a house in Chatteris.

The damage to the house is extensive and will possibly cost thousands to fix. Photo: SubmittedThe damage to the house is extensive and will possibly cost thousands to fix. Photo: Submitted

The owner of the house, who doesn’t wish to be named, says that damage is “extensive” and could cost “thousands to fix.”

Police say they pursued the BMW in Wenny Road after it had failed to stop at around 4am on Saturday (August 18).

The man, in his 30s from Chatteris, was arrested on suspicion of taking a motor vehicle without consent, dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving whilst unfit through drugs and burglary.

He has been released on bail.

The damage to the house is extensive and will possibly cost thousands to fix. Photo: SubmittedThe damage to the house is extensive and will possibly cost thousands to fix. Photo: Submitted

“This is the second time in a year that this has happened to us but this time it’s clearly devastating,” the owner said.

“We have been decorating and updating the period features of the property over a period of time and we are deeply affected by the damage caused.

“I have appealed to the local council not only for traffic calming but also for the consideration to install reinforced posts on pavement of the bend to help protect the properties from further damage from speeding vehicles and antisocial driving.

“Something needs to be done before someone is killed.”

The driver smashed through concrete fence posts and two hedges before crashing into the bay window on the front of a property.

The force smashed a radiator off the wall.

Neighbour, Mr Clark, said: “I was asleep and woke to an almighty crash. Luckily the concrete posts slowed the car down otherwise this could have been a lot worse.”

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