Building collapses and trees brought down as Wirral battered by strong winds

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Prenton Collapse. Credit MSFRS

Strong winds battered Wirral today which brought down trees and caused parts of a building to collapse.

Winds were forecast to hit over 45mph which caused many problems across the area.

A building partially collapsed on Brook Way in Prenton at 3:15pm.

Two fire engines attended as well as the search and rescue appliance.

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Fire crews found that the gable end wall of the single storey unit had completely collapsed as a result of high winds.

The wall and windows had collapsed outwards into the parking area.

No persons were found to have been involved in the collapse and there are no reports of any injuries.

Trees were also brought down in the high winds in Port Sunlight, Birkenhead Park and little sutton which caused delays to train services.

The Met Office say winds will remain strong through Saturday.

A forecaster said “A wet start on Saturday with scattered showers which will begin to ease into the afternoon. Remaining windy, with coastal gales possible. Feeling chillier than Friday.”