Heavy rain and winds cause destruction across Mansfield and Ashfield

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Heavy rain and strong winds likened to a ‘mini tornado’ left homeowners in Mansfield and Shirebrook picking up the pieces.

Tiles were ripped off properties, trees uprooted and garden furniture and fences ruined after powerful winds struck over the weekend.

Justin Winter, who lives on the badly affected Bracken Ridge Estate in Shirebrook, described how everything went black before he heard what sounded like a train coming.


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