Chimney collapse in St Leonards damages car

The damaged car following the chimney collapse
The damaged car following the chimney collapse
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A chimney on top of a building in St Leonards collapsed yesterday evening (Wednesday, July 6).

The incident happened in Sea Road before 7pm.

Debris was left across the road

Debris was left across the road

Debris was left strewn across the road and a parked car suffered extensive damage as bricks fell on it.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Hastings received reports of a dangerous structure at a property at the end of Grosvenor Gardens, St Leonards.

A spokesman said: “A chimney on the fifth floor was reported to be in imminent danger of collapse. Crews used an aerial ladder platform. A building inspector attended and the Highways Agency put up a cordon around the property. Local residents were evacuated.”

Shane Stanbridge took these two pictures this morning.

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