Stevenage woman flees police after crashing into Quaker house wall

AN 18-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested this morning after crashing a car into a religious building.

The woman from Stevenage was detained on suspicion of taking a car without consent, failing to stop and other driving offences after she walked unhurt from a black Vauxhall Corsa which had smashed through a brick wall of the Friends Meeting House on Cuttys Lane in Stevenage shortly before 6am.

She had tried to run from officers who were called to the scene.

A fire crew was sent to the Quaker one-storey building, and firefighters called for a structural engineer to assess the damage.

There were no casualties.