The driver of a van that crashed into a home in Long Melford has been arrested on suspicion of drink and drug driving.

At 9.30pm on March 24, a Peugeot van with two occupants overturned and ploughed into a home in Bull Lane.

The passenger was unhurt and the driver suffered minor injuries which did not require hospital treatment. 

The driver was then arrested on suspicion of drink and drug-driving offences.

East Anglian Daily Times: The van crashed into a home on Bull LaneThe van crashed into a home on Bull Lane (Image: Contributed)

This has led to renewed calls for urgent road changes to make the area safer.

Councillor for Long Melford John Nunn said: ”This is a sad situation and my thoughts go to the residents of the damaged property, I was pleased to have helped the residents affected by sourcing a tarpaulin from JRL Scaffolding to protect their property.

East Anglian Daily Times: The van overturned in the crashThe van overturned in the crash (Image: Contributed)

“Together with Long Melford parish council and the local Suffolk County councillor we have been trying to get speed reduction measures in Bull Lane for the last five years - sadly with no success so far.

“There are other factors involved which are currently being considered and I am contacting the council to see if off-street car parking can be provided in the gardens of people living in Bull Lane.”