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Skegness car crash: Homes evacuated after gas leak

Schrimshaw Court, Skegness Image copyright Google
Image caption The car crashed into a property in Schrimshaw Court on Lincoln Road in Skegness

Twenty people were evacuated from their homes in Skegness after a car crashed into a house and fractured a gas main.

The driver of a Ford Focus failed to stop for police and crashed into the building in Schrimshaw Court shortly after 02:00 BST, police said.

Residents were taken to hospital for shelter but returned to their homes after engineers inspected the damage.

The car driver, a 40-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police and drink-driving.

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