A family narrowly escaped death when a Porsche 911 smashed into their east London home.

Businessman Nazir Ahmed told the Evening Standard that he, his wife and two children were not injured by the £100,000 sports car as they had left their living room to go upstairs and look at some decorating.

Mr Nazir, who manages the Shalamar House Restaurant in Shadwell, said: “I’m just so pleased my family survived. They could all have been killed.

“Its not uncommon for them to be sitting there talking at the time it happened.

“Luckily they had gone upstairs and they were saved. I don’t know what I would have done if I’d lost them.”

The two men that were in the Porsche initially fled the scene, but quickly returned and drove the car away (seen in footage above taken by a neighbour). They were stopped shortly after by police.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police were called to Jubilee Street, Stepney, at approximately 10.20pm on August 10 to reports of a car in collision with a house.

“Officers arrived at the scene and found two men trying to flee.

“They were both arrested and are in custody at an east London police station. There were no injuries.”

The cost to repair the damage to the home, which is in the Stepney Green Conservation Area, is expected to be at least £10,000.