The car crashed into Amy White’s home while she and her son slept inside (Image: ASP)

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A car smashed into a house as a mum and her young son slept following a reported high speed police chase.

Amy White was woken at around 4.30am this morning to a "huge bang" and looked outside to find a car had crashed through the front of her home in Gorton, Manchester.

Police officers were arresting the driver at scene moments later, she claims.

The 34-year-old said she thought it was a gunshot at first, with the impact completely destroying the front window, as well as everything inside the lounge.

She believes the car was stolen and had collided with her property in Harrop Street, Abbey Hey, while being pursued by law enforcement, reports the Manchester Evening News.

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Amy said she woke up to what sounded like a gunshot this morning
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However, this is yet to be confirmed by Greater Manchester Police.

"Me and my son, who is eight-years-old, were asleep upstairs," Amy said.

"It was the noise of it that woke me up. It was just a huge bang. I thought it might have been a gunshot or something at first.

Police tape remains in place following the incident in the early hours on Tuesday
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"I looked out the window and the police were on top of the lad that was in the car then I came down and just thought 'oh my god'.

"Luckily we weren't downstairs when it happened."

Amy said she will now have to contact her landlord about what has happened.

Most of Amy and her family's possessions in the lounge were destroyed
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Her laptop, which she uses in her admin job, is among the belongings to have been wrecked in the incident.

"We need to get the front of the house secured, at least, and then find out what we're going to do for the foreseeable," she added.

"There's bricks towards the back of the house.

The mum said she and her child are lucky they were upstairs
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"Everything has gone in the front room, the TV has gone, couches are gone."

Pictures taken at the scene by the MEN this morning show the bay window at the front of the house left completely destroyed.

The area around the front garden has been taped off and bricks are strewn across the driveway.

"From what I know, the car was stolen and I believe the police were chasing it," Amy continued.

"There were undercover cars there when I saw the mess outside.

"The car has just crashed into the front of my house."

The Mirror has contacted Greater Manchester Police for comment.