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Family car written off after driver crashes into house

A family who woke up to 'a massive bang' this morning (16 June) have had their car written off and now need to re-build their porch.

The homeowner said they thought the collision happened during a police chase.

The porch needs to be rebuilt after the incident Credit: BPM

The collision, in Jockey Road, Sutton Coldfield, happened at around 1.30am. The homeowner who did not want to be named said:

The family's Vauxhall has been written off Credit: BPM

I heard a speed of 70mph mentioned and a suggestion there were police chasing, but obviously I don’t know that.

The driver was also taken to hospital...

...The neighbours were amazing though. Everybody was out and they were really supportive.

– Homeowner

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Arrest after residents evacuated in flat fire

An 18-month old boy and a 3-month old girl were among those rescued Credit: Google Street View

Police have arrested a man over a fire at a flat in Sutton Coldfield which sparked the evacuation of tens of residents.

A three-month-old baby girl and an 18-month-old boy were among those who had to be rescued from the balcony of the third floor of a building in Mount View on Monday (6 March).

Around 30 people were evacuated from the block of flats while emergency services tended to the fire.

A 43-year-old man was arrested just before 5pm on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

Sgt. Amir Abid from Stechford police station, said:"We are treating the fire as suspicious and believe this was a reckless act that could have had severe consequences."

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