Freak hailstorm in Wilbarston

A freak hailstone storm has left a village covered in white this morning to the astonishment of residents.

The white stuff started falling heavily in Wilbarston at about 8pm yesterday and villagers have woken up this morning to find roads and gardens still covered.

Monica Coles, 76, of Queens Way, said: "It's very unusual in April. The village looks an absolute picture this morning.

"One man apparently had to dig his car out.

"I think it's probably frozen over now. Even with the sun now out it's going to take some shifting."