‘We’re in complete shock right now’ - van crashes into 400-year-old house in Terrington St Clement

A vehicle crashed into a 400-year-old house in Terrington St Clement. Picture: Ian Burt

A vehicle crashed into a 400-year-old house in Terrington St Clement. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Police have temporarily closed the road where a vehicle crashed into a home because the 400-year-old building remains structurally unsafe.

The 400-year-old home in Terrington St Clement after a vehicle crashed into it. Picture: Ian Burt

The 400-year-old home in Terrington St Clement after a vehicle crashed into it. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

A Citroen Berlingo van crashed into the home on Churchgate Way shortly after 9pm yesterday.

Home owner Peter Strudwick said his wife was in the room when the vehicle struck the wall.

'We're in complete shock right now,' he said. 'To have a vehicle coming through the wall like that is unbelievable but thankfully we're all fine.'

Fire crews from Terrington and King's Lynn were called to the collision where officers carried out scene safety, and the urban search and rescue team worked to make the property safe.

'I did hear a loud noise around that time,' said a neighbour Horni Gold. 'We get a lot of heavy traffic along here and thought it was just another lorry going past.

'Then I could see all these blue lights flashing and a saw a small white van had crashed into the building. I feel so sorry for the people who live there.'

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