Car ‘in police chase’ ploughed through front of house as mum and young son slept

A mum woke up to a 'huge bang' when a car smashed into her house destroying the family TV and sofa.

Amy White, 34, believes the wreckage was from a car thief making a desperate dash from police in a stolen vehicle.

What Amy thought 'was a gunshot at first' shocked her awake at 4.30am on Tuesday morning as her eight-year-old son was also fast asleep.

Photos taken from inside and out of the family home in Abbey Hey, Gorton, Manchester, reveal the scale of destruction left behind by the out of control car.

The vehicle completely bulldozed through Amy's front garden wall before sending bricks and the bay window above crumbling down.

She told the Manchester Evening News: "Me and my son who is eight-years-old were asleep upstairs.

"It was the noise of it that woke me up. It was just a huge bang. I thought it might have been a gunshot or something at first.

"I looked out the window and the police were on top of the lad that was in the car then I came down and just thought 'oh my god'.

"Luckily we weren't downstairs when it happened."

Amy said she will now have to contact her landlord about what has happened.

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She said most things in her front room, including the work laptop she uses in her admin job, have been wrecked in the smash.

"We need to get the front of the house secured at least and then find out what we're going to do for the foreseeable", she added.

"There's bricks towards the back of the house.

"Everything has gone in the front room, the TV has gone, couches are gone."

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The area around the front garden has been taped off and bricks are strewn across the driveway.

Amy added: "There were undercover cars there when I saw the mess outside.

"The car has just crashed into the front of my house."

Greater Manchester Police said in a statement: "At around 4.30am this morning (Tuesday 15 June 2021), police were patrolling the Manchester area when they observed a car which was believed to be stolen.

"Officers engaged in a short pursuit.

"A short time later, the suspected vehicle – a black Volkswagen Tiguan – collided with a property on Harrop Street, Gorton.

"Damage was caused to the property and the driver – a 43 year old man – was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

"He has been arrested on suspicion of disqualified driving, dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle. Following treatment he will be taken to custody for questioning."

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