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A dramatic lightning strike outside The News Centre in Portsmouth has been caught on film.

The video shows hailstones beating down as a violent storm hits Hilsea – and then the frightening moment as a thunderbolt hit one of the flagpoles outside of the building.

BANG Lightning hits Hilsea

BANG Lightning hits Hilsea

The flag was sent spinning to the ground from the top of the 40 foot pole.