Car destroys porch of Northampton semi-detached house

A car destroyed a newly built front porch in Kingsthorpe on Saturday night, though the owner of the house says she is just glad nobody was hurt.
A car destroyed a newly built front porch in Kingsthorpe on Saturday night, though the owner of the house says she is just glad nobody was hurt.
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A Northampton mother-of-two has described the “awful noise” she heard when a car crunched into her family home, destroying a recently built wall and porch.

Lorraine Hadley, of Cranbrook Road in Kingsthorpe, said it is lucky that she, her partner Dean Smith and her two young children were upstairs in bed when the Volkswagen vehicle went into the front of their semi-detached house at around 11pm on Saturday night.

Police officers and a Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue crew spent hours at the scene of the crash on Cranbrook Road on Saturday night making the structure safe.

Police officers and a Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue crew spent hours at the scene of the crash on Cranbrook Road on Saturday night making the structure safe.

Miss Hadley, 42, said; “It just made this horrible noise, we couldn’t work out it was at first.

“When I looked out the window I thought, oh, where is the crash because there were no cars in the junction.

“But then I looked down and saw this car basically in the front wall.”

Insurers are still working out the cost of the damage, expected to be into the thousands.

Picture shows the aftermath on Sunday morning.

Picture shows the aftermath on Sunday morning.

The wall had only been built there a year ago and a neighbouring property also has structural damage from the incident, which police are currently investigating.

But Miss Hadley, said she is just thankful no one was hurt.

“It’s a shame, but it’s just bricks and mortar and can all be put back together,” she said.

Police have arrested a woman in her forties in connection with the incident.

The woman has been bailed pending further enquiries.