RESIDENTS have been evacuated after a van crashed into a row of flats.

Emergency services were called to Lewin Street in Middlewich on Thursday afternoon (February 1) following reports that a vehicle had collided with Longcross Court.

Upon, crews found an Asda van stuck under the building, causing structural damage.

As such, residents had to collect their possessions and it is understood they spent the night at a hotel.

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: "At 4.20pm on Thursday (February 1) police were called to a collision on Longcross Court, Middlewich.

"Officers attended and found a supermarket delivery van had collided with the roof of an underpass.

"Residents were evacuated from the address due to concerns over the structural safety of the building, although there were no reports of any injuries.

"Officers left the scene shorty after 9pm."

North West Ambulance Service has confirmed that a patient was assessed at the scene.

However, they were not taken to hospital.

Northwich Guardian: The van remains stuck in the underpass as of 9am on Friday (February 2)The van remains stuck in the underpass as of 9am on Friday (February 2) (Image: Newsquest)

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson added: “Fire crews attended a call to a dangerous structure after a vehicle collided with a row of flats.

“Firefighters isolated the gas and electric supply to all flats and put in place a full cordon around the building.

“A gas detector was used to check the area.

“Firefighters made sure all occupiers of the flats were accounted for.

“They retrieved personal belongings from the flats with the supervision of a structural engineer.”

As of 9am on Friday (February 2), the van remains stuck under the building.

Asda, police and ambulance services have all been contacted for further information.