East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called at 6.19pm last night to reports of a car colliding with a building on Trinity Place in Eastbourne.

The smell of gas was also reported.

One woman was released from the car with crews using the Technical Rescue Unit to safely move the vehicle. A 50 metre cordon was put in place.

Ambulance and police were also informed.

Gas engineers have attended to check for any gas leaks.

As of 7.30, the scene was being handed over to the building owners.

Members of the public are being reminded they can report a gas or carbon monoxide emergency, or if a pipeline is struck (even if no gas leak has occurred) by calling 0800 111 999 – 24 hours a day. The same number should be used if you smell gas