A DRIVER got caught out by the icy roads in Winchester on Thursday when they slid into a historic building.

The car was spotted by a passer-by who said it had skidded down Blue Ball Hill and crashed into the corner of The Old Blue Boar inn.

The witness added that the corner of the inn, which is on the junction with St John's Street, was "completely caved in".

According to reports, the site was built more than 600 years ago and is the one of the oldest houses in Winchester.