A van smashed into a house on Smitham Bottom Lane in the early hours of this morning, destroying one of its bay windows.

The accident happened at about 3am and the driver is believed to have fled the scene.

Police and fire services were called out to make the area safe.

They arrived to find the van had flipped over onto its side but there was no sign of the driver.

It is not known how extensive the damage is to the house at this point.

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