Gales damage Rustington house

Gales brought down part of a house in Rustington last night (November 24).

Firefighters were called to Woodlands Avenue when high winds brought down the outer skin of the gable end of a house.

The dangerous structure was attended by one appliance, along with building control officers.

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The house was sealed off by red tape.

Elsewhere in West Sussex, firefighters were busy dealing with fallen trees and minor damage to properties.

A tree came down in Cotswold Road, Worthing. Highways officers were called in and this morning, workmen had already cut up most of the tree, on a small green on the corner of Chiltern Crescent.

An aerial came down in Eirene Avenue, Worthing, and a roof panel had to be made safe in The Boulevard, Goring.

Severe gales battered many southern and eastern areas over the weekend, killing a woman in Exeter and injuring two others.