Video - Offbeat: Tornado hits UK town

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A tornado caused damage to a number of houses in Northampton after it swept across the town.

Jordan Williams, aged 30, a landscaper for RMW Paving, was in a garden in Duston at about 12.30pm yesterday when he saw the tornado swirling towards him.

Mr Williams, who sent the footage to his girlfriend Charlie Lambert, said he could see a large amount of debris swirling around in the air.

He said: “I was just on a job working at a house when we heard this deafening noise.

“It was this loud crashing and banging noise. We thought it was an explosion.

“It was really bizarre. Nothing like this has ever happened around here before. I couldn’t believe it.

“The footage looks quite scary actually. I have never seen anything like it.

“It was really noisy. We thought something was about to blow up.

“It picked up a load of rubbish and a number of the houses in the area had suffered damaged guttering.”

The tornado has damaged a number of houses in Duston and also some vehicle parked close to St Luke’s Primary School have been hot by falling roof tiles.

Duston resident Joseph Payne, 32, said it was like “the apocalypse”

He said: “It was pretty frightening. The sky went very dark. It looked like the apocalypse or something.

“I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. The noise was incredible, I thought there had been a car crash at first.

“When I saw the tornado I ran into my house.”

A number of people living in the Duston area reported on social media that the tornado has damaged trees and dislodged roof tiles from a number of houses.