Lightning strikes house in Gosport

Police outside Wilmcote House, Portsmouth

Residents had to be signed in to Portsmouth flat block after police incident

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LIGHTNING struck a house in Gosport during storms today.

A chimney, on a house in Tukes Avenue, Bridgemary, was hit at about 1pm.

Firefighters from Fareham and Gosport were called to the scene.

The strike made the chimney unstable and the council was called to stabilise it.

Nobody was home at the semi-detached house at the time of the strike.