Fallen branch crushes cars in Dereham

Cars parked on a Dereham industrial estate have been crushed by falling branches in the high winds.

A large section of the willow tree fell on to the car park at Carewatch Central Norfolk, on the Rash's Green Industrial Estate, just before 1pm yesterday (Monday).

Care co-ordinator Lisa Watsham, 38, was horrified to see her blue Peugeot 206 buried in the branches alongside her manager's Mini Cooper.

'We heard this crunch and thought it was just one of the smaller branches coming down,' she said. 'We didn't take much notice. One of our colleagues came through and said tree's just fallen on your cars and we thought she was joking.

'The roof was completely caved in - I had sun roof where I didn't really want one!'


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The Mini was scratched and dented, but the Peugeot was completely written off and has since been towed away.

Strong gusts also caused a tree to fall on to a car in Norwich yesterday lunch time.

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Norfolk Fire Service was called to Lawson Road, off Sprowston Road, at 1.35pm and luckily no-one was injured.

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