House struck in weather horror

Tennants Jessica Patchet (left) and Sarah O'Connor survey the damage outside their home.

Tennants Jessica Patchet (left) and Sarah O'Connor survey the damage outside their home.

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two housemates have spoken of their shock after their home was struck by lightning.

The lightning struck the house on Fern View at about 8.25am today (Friday), damaging roof tiles and leaving cracks in the ceiling and walls, causing damage estimated at £5,000.

Sarah O’Connor, one of the tenants at the house, said: “I was in the living room at the time, then there was just a massive bang and a flash of light, then just the noise.”

The lightning left the house without any heating or electricity.

Her housemate, Jessica Patchett, said: “I was about to turn the light off and there was a huge white flash - I got a bit of a shock and I found myself screaming.

“I have only just moved here a month ago, so it is quite an introduction to the area!”

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