UPDATED: Motorcycle crashes into Stamford home - man arrested
One man has been arrested after a motorcycle crashed into a home in Stamford during the early hours of Monday (August 20) morning.
Chris McLeod, who lives on the corner of St George's Street and St Leonard's Street, said he and partner Ann Fitzgerald were woken by a loud "smashing noise" at around 2.45am.
After getting up to investigate, they discovered a motorcycle with two people on had crashed into their house "at high speed".
Chris said one of the riders heads had smashed a street facing window and he found a helmet and glasses in their lounge.
"They also hit the gas mains and gas was pumping out," he said.
"We were evacuated from the house along with other people in the area and only allowed back once the gas guys and fire brigade made it safe."
Chris said both people on the bike appeared to be seriously injured.
"Emergency services spent quite some time with them before they were put in an ambulance and taken to hospital," he said.
"This sort of thing doesn't normally happen in Stamford."
Community policing inspector for Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings, Inspector Ian Martin, said the road had been closed while the gas leak was being repaired.
He said the driver of the motorbike, a 37 year old man from Peterborough, had suffered broken ribs while his passenger, a 22 year old man also from Peterborough, had suffered a broken ankle.
Lincolnshire Police said the collision had involved just the motorbike.
A spokesperson said: "A motorbike has collided with a property.
"Emergency services are in attendance, and the gas board have been informed of this incident.
"One man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving."
The section of St George's Street, which was closed off between St Leonard's Street and St Paul's Street while emergency services were on the scene, has since reopened.