Shropshire

Lorry smashes into house by field near Hinstock

Lorry and house Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption Bricks were strewn across the road after the lorry hit the house

A lorry has smashed into the side of a house becoming embedded in the brickwork and blocking a road.

The driver was not injured and it is believed a second lorry was involved but did not stop, West Mercia Police said.

The A41 at Shakeford, near Hinstock, was closed earlier.

The owners of the house have spent the past year renovating the Grade II listed building but decided not to stay there on Tuesday night.

They are said to be devastated by the damage.

Earlier Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said the section between Chester Road and Hatton Road would be closed while crews worked to secure the building.

The badly damaged house is opposite a field which often has a smiley face cut into the grass.

Image copyright Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service
Image caption Fire crews worked to secure the building
Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption The road was closed after the crash at about 22:45 BST on Tuesday
Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption Police believe another lorry was involved in the collision but the driver failed to stop at the scene
Image copyright Google
Image caption This is what the house looked like before the lorry crashed into the side of it

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