Wind brings down scaffolding and a wall

The wall that blew down in Southsea. Picture: Jerry Brown
The wall that blew down in Southsea. Picture: Jerry Brown

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WINDY weather around the Portsmouth area last night brought down pieces of scaffolding and a wall.

The Met Office yesterday issued windy warnings for the south of England, and much of the blustery weather took place on Monday evening and during the night.

The wall that blew down in Southsea. Picture: Jerry Brown

The wall that blew down in Southsea. Picture: Jerry Brown

No serious damage is believed to have been caused, but the wind has blown down a wall in Southsea, and firefighters were called out to Portsmouth and Gosport in the early hours to secure wobbly scaffolding.

Jerry Brown captured the above picture of the wall that blew down in Craneswater Avenue, opposite the end of Old Bridge Road.

A crew from Southsea fire station were called to a block of flats in Butcher Street, Portsea, after some scaffolding was moving precariously in the wind, at around 3am.

Crew manager Alvin Haye said: ‘The boards had lifted up. It was because of the wind - the wind got under them.’

A similar incident happened in Gosport, when firefighters were called to flats in Warnford close at around 1.20am.

Crew manager Paul Temperley said: ‘It was a potentially dangerous structure as the scaffolding boards had picked up and come loose. Some had fallen.’