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Pensioner injured after van crashes into Waringstown house

The Citreon Berlingo van crashed through an external wall to the kitchen 

A woman in her early 70s was injured after a van collided with a house in Waringstown last night.

The 27 year old driver of the van made off from the scene but was located by officers a short time later. 

He remains in custody this morning.

At around 9.10pm it was reported that a Citreon Berlingo van had crashed through an external wall to the kitchen of a property on Clare Road.

Extensive damage was caused to the house when the van crashed into the kitchen 

Inspector Gregory Beckett said: “A female occupant, who is in her early 70s, required medical treatment for shock and some minor cuts to her head and arm.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have seen the Citreon van in the area prior to the time of report is asked to contact police by calling 101, quoting reference 1284 28/01/18.”

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