Man arrested as car crashes into Leicester house and 'hits gas pipe'

image captionProperties around the crash were evacuated as a precaution

A driver has been arrested after a car crashed into a house which is believed to have caused a gas pipe to rupture.

Leicestershire Police were called to Buller Road, Belgrave, Leicester, at about 15:00 GMT.

Police said no-one was hurt but several properties were evacuated for safety reasons. The fire service said residents were able to return later.

A 21-year-old man, from Leicester, has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle and dangerous driving.

He has since been released under investigation.

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