A SAXON Fields resident has spoken up over a ‘horrendous’ hit-and-run that caused significant damage to a van and garage.

Charley Sitch has said her family has been shaken up after a vehicle crashed into a parked van in front of her family’s garage on the morning of Sunday, 14 January.

Police have confirmed they received a report of the collision at around 11am in Emden Road and that officers attended.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson also confirmed a man has been released after being arrested over the incident, but that he remains under investigation.

Ms Sitch said: “It’s horrendous. “It has really shaken us up and the area we live in is full of kids.

“My partner was in the house and he heard a loud bang.

“I was really upset because all I was thinking was it is a play area for our children.

“Had our young children been playing outside on our driveway or a pedestrian had been walking down the road it could have been much more serious.

“I’m now angry because someone had the audacity to drive off.

“It’s unbelievable.”

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said: “Significant damage was caused to the parked vehicle and a garage.

“A 31-year-old man from Andover was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking, driving ing a motor vehicle when [his] alcohol level [was] above [the] limit and driving whilst unfit through drink.

“He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.”