Tayside and Central Scotland

Gas leak as car crashes into home

Houses in Forfar, Angus, had to be evacuated after a driver crashed into a house and ruptured a gas pipe.

A woman, driving a Vauxhall Corsa, hit a house in the town's Suttiside Road at about 1130 BST.

She was not injured in the incident, but was treated for shock.

Tayside Police said nearby houses were evacuated as a "precautionary measure" while gas engineers worked at the scene. Residents were allowed back into their homes at about 1300 BST.

A police spokeswoman said: "Transco were able to isolate the pipe and are making the necessary repairs."