Slideshow: ‘Tornado’ hits Irthlingborough

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A ‘mini-tornado’ hit Irthlingborough blew down trees and pulled up fences.

Kathryn Scutt, who lives in Presland Way, captured the damage on her phone’s camera.

The damage caused by high winds in Irthlingborough

The damage caused by high winds in Irthlingborough

She said: “I was looking out of the window at about 10.50am when I saw wood panels swirling round in the air.

“It was like a tornado and it lasted for about 10 seconds.

“There was quite a lot of damage – my garden doesn’t normally look like this!”

Earlier on Wednesday, November 20, police issued warnings to motorists after trees were knocked down by the wind in several places including Isham and Burton Latimer.

The wind, combined with heavy rain, made driving conditions difficult, and motorists were asked to take extra care.