Video: TYDD ST GILES: Suspected tornado rips roof off summer house

PUBLISHED: 15:03 11 November 2008 | UPDATED: 08:43 02 June 2010

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FEROCIOUS winds ripped the roof off a summer house and sent it flying into a neighbouring farm. Raymond Shields, 75, and his two grandsons Sonny and Scott Shields, both 22, built the summer house at the end of his garden on Sandy Lane, close to Tydd St Gi

raymond shields and his summer house in Tydd St Giles

FEROCIOUS winds ripped the roof off a summer house and sent it flying into a neighbouring farm.

Raymond Shields, 75, and his two grandsons Sonny and Scott Shields, both 22, built the summer house at the end of his garden on Sandy Lane, close to Tydd St Giles Golf Club, in June.

But it was ripped apart at about 9,40pm on Sunday, causing an estimated £1,224 worth of damage.

He said: "In 22 years of living here I've never seen winds this strong.

"My wife believes it was a mini tornado, but I'm not sure.

"It's very upsetting. I was really please with the summer house. But it's covered by the insurance and I plan to put it back together."

Full story in Friday's newspaper.


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