A couple had a lucky escape after a speeding car was launched into their first-floor bedroom as they slept.
The silver Lexus came around a bend in Bridge Road, Epsom, mounted a parked Audi and flew into the side of the house, Surrey Police said.
The incident happened at 3am yesterday and punched a large hole in the brick house, causing considerable damage to the owner’s bedroom and an en-suite bathroom.
The couple escaped unscathed, and three men who were travelling in the Lexus were taken to Epsom Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.
A number of other cars were also damaged in the incident, and a postbox, road sign and fence were destroyed.
A structural engineer was called to assess the property as police investigated the cause of the accident.
FOUR (NON) BONDS
Some of the biggest stars from the James Bond films are to take part in a golden anniversary celebration of the series.
Popular Bond Sir Roger Moore, Richard “Jaws” Kiel and Britt Ekland, who played Mary Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun, will carry a gold case containing the first box-set of all 22 Bond films on blu-ray as it travels the length of Britain in 007’s Aston Martin DBS.
The case will tour memorable filming locations in the UK from Monday to September 24, retracing the super spy’s steps from the highlands of Wester Ross and Argyll (The World Is Not Enough and From Russia With Love) to the Eden Project in Cornwall (Die Another Day), via Stoke Park (Goldfinger and Tomorrow Never Dies) and, of course, Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.
IN A BYNED
American actress Amanda Bynes has had another run-in with the police after being pulled over for driving on a suspended licence near an airport in Southern California.
Officials at Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport said airport police cited the star and impounded her car yesterday.
The 26-year-old’s driving privileges were suspended after she was charged with hit-and-run offences in connection with two crashes.
The Los Angeles City attorney’s office accused Bynes of leaving the scene of two accidents, one on April 10 and another on August 4, without providing proper information. The first incident occurred just days after Bynes was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.
She has pleaded not guilty in that case.
Bynes is best known for her role in the TV sitcom What I Like About You and the film Easy A.