Driver killed as car hits Alston house

Crash scene
Image caption The crash badly damaged the front of the three-storey property

A man was killed when his car crashed into a house in Cumbria.

The 26-year-old was driving a Ford Fiesta which left the road in Front Street in Alston early on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road had to be closed for a time while the three-storey building was made safe.

Cumbria Police appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash, which happened at about 02:15 GMT, or saw the vehicle beforehand to contact them.

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