Sandside gas leak: Homes evacuated after car hits pub

Villagers were evacuated from their homes after a car crashed into a pub causing a gas leak.

Cumbria Police said 30 people, many of them elderly, were moved from houses in Sandside, near Milnthorpe, because of fears of an explosion.

A green Honda Accord hit the Ship Inn just after 02:30 GMT. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

No one was hurt during the incident and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

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