Bedhampton roof collapse man ‘is lucky to be alive’

RESCUE Firefighters at the scene where the roof of the air raid shelter collapsed
RESCUE Firefighters at the scene where the roof of the air raid shelter collapsed

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A WIFE has said her husband is lucky to be alive after a concrete roof fell on top of him in their back garden.

As reported, Steven McLellan, 44, suffered injuries to the right side of his body in the accident.

He was demolishing a brick wartime air raid shelter at his home in Park Lane, Bedhampton, on Saturday afternoon.

He was rescued by firefighters using hydraulic ramps.

Mr McLellan has been recovering in Southampton General Hospital and has had to undergo surgery.

His wife Natasha, 30, said he was using a concrete hammer drill and a sledgehammer to demolish the shelter.

She told The News: ‘He’s lucky to be alive because it could have hit his head.

‘He’s had an operation on his right ankle and his right arm is in plaster. He’s got physiotherapy today. He wants to come home straight away.’