A Swedish cleaning lady stole a train and crashed it into a family home in the suburban outskirts of Stockholm.

The woman commandeered the train after breaking into the empty driver's compartment at a nearby depot.

This remarkable footage here shows how far the empty passenger train ploughed into the building, after the train smashed past the barriers at the end of Saltsjobaden station at top speed, derailing the train and sending it headlong into the kitchen of the apartment 50 metres away.

No passengers were on the train at the time. Five people from three families were sleeping inside the house when the accident happened, though the hijacker is the only person to be reported injured. She was flown to the hospital in the Swedish capital and is now set to face charges of public devastation.

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner