A CAR crashed through the wall of a block of flats.

Fire crews were called by police to reports of a “car which had collided with a building” in the Craven Road area of Brighton shortly before 6pm yesterday.

Footage from the scene showed the red car embedded into the side of the building, which was at the bottom of a grass hill.

The back two wheels of the saloon-style car were lifted off the floor as the vehicle careered into the wall, smashing its way through bricks and a ground floor window.

A huddle of shocked onlookers gathered at the top of the hill to see what had happened.

A spokesman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called by police at 5.59pm to reports of a car which had collided with a building in Craven Road, Brighton.

The Argus:

“Our rope rescue team and our technical rescue unit from Battle are in attendance, along with engines from Roedean and Lewes and two officers.

“We are there to make the scene safe.”

Recovery crews continued to work to remove the car late into the evening.