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Storm Doris causes dramatic scenes in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

Dramatic footage emerged yesterday (February 23) showing the front of a building collapsing in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter as storm Doris raged across the UK.

The CCTV footage shows the roof of a derelict building on Hylton Street, Hockley collapsing onto the pavement below as the strong gail force winds hit the building.

According to a report by the Birmingham Mail, emergency services were called to the scene at 9.41am after a local resident dialled 999.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Fire Service told the Birmingham Mail: “We sent a crew from Ladywood Fire Station after receiving a 999 call at 9.41am to Hylton Street in Hockley.

“Fifty per cent of the front of a derelict building had collapsed onto the pavement below. A structural engineer was also at the scene to assess the safety of the building. Under the advice of the engineer the removal of the unsafe wall will be carried out by demolition crews. We left the left the scene at 10.53am.”

To view the video, click here. 

 

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