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Residents in 'shock' after 'narrowly escaping injury' when car crashed into Belfast home

Local residents of Whiterock Road narrowly escaped serious injury when a vehicle crashed through their front garden wall. PSNI West Belfast FB page.
Local residents of Whiterock Road narrowly escaped serious injury when a vehicle crashed through their front garden wall. PSNI West Belfast FB page.
Local residents of Whiterock Road narrowly escaped serious injury or perhaps worse last night when a vehicle crashed through their front garden wall.
The scene at the corner of Whiterock Grove and Whiterock Road where a car crashed into a house on Tuesday night causing significant damage. The residents narrowly escaped injury and one man has been arrested. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
The scene at the corner of Whiterock Grove and Whiterock Road where a car crashed into a house on Tuesday night causing significant damage. The residents narrowly escaped injury and one man has been arrested. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
The scene at the corner of Whiterock Grove and Whiterock Road where a car crashed into a house on Tuesday night causing significant damage. The residents narrowly escaped injury and one man has been arrested. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
The scene at the corner of Whiterock Grove and Whiterock Road where a car crashed into a house on Tuesday night causing significant damage. The residents narrowly escaped injury and one man has been arrested. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
The scene at the corner of Whiterock Grove and Whiterock Road where a car crashed into a house on Tuesday night causing significant damage. The residents narrowly escaped injury and one man has been arrested. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
The scene at the corner of Whiterock Grove and Whiterock Road where a car crashed into a house on Tuesday night causing significant damage. The residents narrowly escaped injury and one man has been arrested. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
The scene at the corner of Whiterock Grove and Whiterock Road where a car crashed into a house on Tuesday night causing significant damage. The residents narrowly escaped injury and one man has been arrested. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
The scene at the corner of Whiterock Grove and Whiterock Road where a car crashed into a house on Tuesday night causing significant damage. The residents narrowly escaped injury and one man has been arrested. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

By Claire Williamson

Police have said west Belfast residents narrowly escaped injury when a car crashed through their front garden wall and smashed into the front of their home.

Extensive damage was caused to the property at the corner of Whiterock Grove on the Whiterock Road on Tuesday night.

Several emergency services attended including the PSNI, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, Phoenix Gas, Clanmill Housing and vehicle recovery.

One man was arrested at the scene and police believe two males made off in the direction of Whiterock Grove.

Police are appealing for witnesses to help them apprehend the men - one of whom was said to be wearing a hi-vis vest.

They also left a mobile phone in the car and officers have urged those involved to make contact as soon as possible.

SDLP councillor Tim Attwood visited the family after the car crashed into their home and said they are "understandable very shocked".

He said: "This horrific incident caused significant damage to the front of the home but could have easily caused serious injury. The family are understandably very shocked.

"The mindless thugs behind this incident should see the damage to the family home. Death drivers must realise their actions cause huge damage to people and property. Those engaged in such activity should face the full brunt of the law."

Officers said: "Please ring 101 with any information, quoting serial number 1579 of 25/07/17 to help catch these cowards and bring them before the courts."

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