Car crashes through a wall close to a school crossing at Walsoken

Driver crashes through a wall at Walsoken and drives off without stopping

Driver crashes through a wall at Walsoken and drives off without stopping - Credit: Archant

A reward is being offered for information about a driver who ploughed through a garden wall and left without stopping near a pedestrian crossing used by schoolchildren.

Robert McLaren.

Robert McLaren. - Credit: Archant

The home owner, Wisbech town councillor Robert Mclaren, said it was lucky nobody was walking along the pavement at the time otherwise they would have been seriously injured or killed.

“Five minutes earlier and it would have hit our 12 year old son. Had he left at a different time it would have been a very different story,” he said.

“Tyre marks on the brick pillar suggest the car lost control coming along Lynn Road.

“We know it was a silver VW because part of the bumper with the dating code was left in our garden. It crashed through the wall and just drove away. Unbelievable.”


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The crossing is used by pupils going to Marshland High and St Peter’s Primary School.

Mr Mclaren’s wife opened the front door and was shocked when she saw the wall had been toppled with nobody in sight.

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“It was bin day so the noise meant she didn’t hear anything to alert her to the wall being smashed,” he said.

His wife called him in shock and he left his work at Nestle Purina for the day to call police and fix the damage.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “We were called at 11.37am with reports of a car colliding with a wall in Kirkgate Street in Wisbech.

“It is believed the silver Volkswagen collided with the wall and then left the scene between 8.15am and 9am this morning.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact police on 101, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or the Crimsetoppers website.

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