Family have to move out of Terrington St Clement home for six months after crash

Scene of RTC last night where a car collided with a house on Churchgateway in Terrington St Clement, West Norfolk. �Paul Tibbs ANL-150218-160538009
Scene of RTC last night where a car collided with a house on Churchgateway in Terrington St Clement, West Norfolk. �Paul Tibbs ANL-150218-160538009
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A family have been forced to move out of their home for six months after it was hit by a van earlier this month.

Peter and Heather Strudwick, along with children James, 18, and Thomas six, are settling into a rented home in South Wootton while their home in Churchgate Way, Terrington St Clement, is repaired.

A hole was left in the front of the listed building after it was hit by a Citroen Berlingo van on February 17.

Scaffolding has been put up around the house, which is thought to be one of the oldest buildings in the village.

Contractors hope to start re-building the house, which was once a pub, in the next two to three weeks.

Mr Strudwick said a beam which is holding everything up will probably have to be taken out and replaced.

The house has a large crack on the side which will have to be pulled back together using ties along with replacing a first floor window and rebuilding the brick work.

Mr Strudwick, who is a teacher, said the response from the public since the crash has been “wonderful”.

He said: “My son attends a music class with one of my pupils , who brought in some crispy cakes for him a few weeks ago.

“People do little things that show they care. It really makes you realise that most people are wonderful.”

Police have investigated the crash with the family’s home.