Tanker driver arrested after Dorset bungalow crash

A 51-year-old man from Yeovil has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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The driver of a fuel tanker which crashed into a bungalow in Dorset, setting it on fire, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police said the 51-year-old man from Yeovil was believed to be known to the occupant of the property.

The woman is said to be safe and well but her home suffered significant damage.

The tanker ploughed into the property in Folly Lane, Wool, just after 08:40 GMT, causing a fire to start.

About 30 firefighters attended the blaze, which was brought under control in about an hour.

Fuel tanker crashes into bungalow About 30 firefighters attended the blaze, which was brought under control in about an hour

Pictures released by the fire service show the Watson Fuels tanker crashed into the front of the bungalow, smashing through the front wall and a set of windows.

A fire ripped through the house out towards the back garden.

A spokesman for the tanker company, based in Brinkworth, Wiltshire, said: "We are aware of an incident involving an employee and a company vehicle.

"We are in contact with the police and have offered any assistance we can."

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