THREE families had to leave their homes in Caversham after high winds caused a wall to collapse
THREE families had to leave their homes in Caversham after high winds caused a wall to collapse.
Firefighters and police were called to Gosbrook Road on Friday evening after part of the gable wall on a terraced house fell apart.
Paul Lawless and Justyna Staszczyk were evacuated for the night, together with their neighbours on either side, and a section of the street was closed. The road was re-opened on Saturday after the wall was patched up.
Mr Lawless, 39, a credit analyst, said: ?We were in the living room watching television when we heard a loud noise. We went out to the back garden and saw a big flowerpot that had been blown on to the ground.
?The neighbours knocked on the door and told me I was missing part of my roof. They had called the fire brigade who came out to have a look and deemed the house unsafe for that evening.?
Mr Lawless and Miss Staszczyk, 34, a personal assistant, stayed at his mother?s house in Burnham for the night.