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Leamington hit by ‘mini tornado’

Updated: 6:57 pm, Sep 18, 2015

SOME of Leamington’s oldest residents took a battering as the town was hit by a ‘mini tornado’.

Large branches were ripped from trees on Holly Walk and in the Pump Room Gardens at least one tree was uprooted during a thunderstorm around 4pm on Monday (September 14).

The tornado-like wind lasted less than a minute but left a trail of destruction.

Fortunately the central walkway under the trees between the roads on Holly Walk was quiet at the time and it is not thought anyone was injured.

It is not known if any cars or buildings were damaged.

An eye-witness said: “It was like a mini tornado.”

Council workmen were quickly on the scene to clear up and a traffic warden also stepped in to ensure the safety of both motorists and workmen.

An employee from a publishing company on Holly Walk said: “I’ve lived near trees for years. They normally crack before falling, but it didn’t happen this time.”

Photos courtesy of Julie Tomlin.