Investigation after car crashes into house in Sussex

An investigation is under way after a car crashed into a house in Sussex.

Man arrested after car crashes into house in Sussex

At about 1.15pm on Tuesday 4 February an Audi TT car left the road in Valley Road, Portslade and hit the wall of a house. Two men got of out the car and ran away, and officers have been searching the area for them.

A third man was trapped in the car and after being released, was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. The extent of the damage to the house is also not yet clear but it is currently assessed as unsafe and engineers are at the scene.

The car, which is suspected to have been stolen, had been seen by patrolling police officers a short while earlier. The circumstances of that search are being looked into and the matter has been referred to the IPCC as a matter of standard policy.

Car crashes in to house in Sussex

A car has crashed into a house in Sussex. The Audi hit the wall of the property in Portslade before the driver and passengers ran off. A fourth man was trapped in the car and had to be cut free by fire fighters he was then arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft.

The car, is suspected to have been stole. Officers were searching the area for it when it crashed.

The circumstances of the search are being looked into & the matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission

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Aftermath of crash which saw car smash into house

This car crashed into a house in Portslade in Sussex earlier today Credit: Sean B Palmer

An investigation is under way after a car crashed into a house in Sussex.

The crash happened at about 1.15pm when the Audi TT left the road in Valley Road, Portlsade, and hit the wall of a house.

The vehicle flipped on its side when it crashed Credit: Sean B Palmer

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The aftermath of crash which saw a car plough into a house Credit: Sean B Palmer

Investigation after car crashes into house in Sussex

The car crashed into the house earlier this afternoon Credit: Sean B Palmer

An investigation is under way after a car crashed into a house in Sussex.

The crash happened at about 1.15pm when the Audi TT left the road in Valley Road, Portlsade, and hit the wall of a house.

Three men got of out the car and ran away, and Sussex police officers have been searching for them.

A fourth man was trapped in the car and after being released was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital at Brighton for precautionary medical examination.

Sussex Police says it is not yet clear if there was anyone in the house at the time but there are no reports of any injuries.

The car, which is suspected to have been stolen, had been seen by patrolling police officers a short while earlier, and officers were searching the area for it when it crashed.

The precise circumstances of that search are being looked into and the matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.