Shaw residents evacuated after car hits house

Residents had to be moved from their homes in the early hours after a car crashed into a house in Greater Manchester, damaging a gas supply.

Police said a grey Fiat Punto crashed into a house on Medway Road in Shaw at about 02:45 GMT, before the driver fled the scene.

People living in about 10 houses near the crash site were moved to safety but allowed to return an hour later.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact police or Crimestoppers.

A police spokesman said an investigation to locate the driver and investigate the circumstances of the crash are ongoing.

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