12th Aug, 2020

Rubery woman woken after stolen car crashed into porch causing thousands in damage

Lorna Morris 15th Jun, 2017

A RUBERY woman has spoken of the ‘sickening’ moment a car thief crashed into her porch leaving a gaping hole in her house and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Paula Cummins, who lives on Callowbrook Lane, woke up during the early hours on June 9 after a black Bentley Continental crashed into her and her partner’s Audis which parked on the drive, causing them to smash through the porch.

The car had blocked off the door, leaving Paula, her partner and step-daughter trapped upstairs until emergency services arrived.

“I just feel angry and sick,” she said. “The damage could be between £100,000 to £150,000 overall due to the make of cars involved.

“Both cars have been written off and we have been left with a gaping hole in our house.

“It is sickening that he has caused all this damage for nothing.”

The Bentley, along with a silver BMW One Series, had been stolen from a house on Whetty Lane a few hours before.

Paula claims the driver got out of the car and into the passenger seat of the BMW which then crashed into a stationary car further up the road before driving out of sight.

She said: “I wanted to see if the driver was okay but he just got out and disappeared.

“We just have to think that at least we are all safe and none of us were seriously injured. It is just one of those things.

“I hope the driver is found and it doesn’t happen again to someone else.”

A spokesperson from West Mercia Police said enquiries are currently ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.

They would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed these incidents, or who may have any information that could help with investigations.

Contact 101 quoting incident number 54S of June 9.

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