Monday, 23 October 2017

High winds damage house in Caversham

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.

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