Lucky escape: Huge tree branch comes crashing down near the town centre - but no one was injured

"I was just having a siesta and I heard it come crashing down," said one shocked resident

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 2:06 pm
A huge tree branch came crashing down inn Warwick Place. Photo by Jacqui Milton.

A huge tree branch came crashing down near Leamington town centre.

Luckily no one was injured when it fell outside a house in Warwick Place on Wednesday (April 28) - but it has left some damage.

The branch came from a horse chestnut tree in The Dell park and police and firefighters have been at the scene, making the area safe.

A huge tree branch came crashing down inn Warwick Place. Photo by Jacqui Milton.

Police did put up a cordon but traffic has not been affected.

The branch fell on an empty council property, causing damage to the front garden and wall.

Nextdoor neighbour and taxi driver Jacqui Milton was sleeping after a long shift and was woken up by the noise.

"I was just having a siesta and I heard it come crashing down," she said.

A huge tree branch came crashing down inn Warwick Place. Photo by Jacqui Milton.

"It seems to have caused a lot of damage to the wall but luckily no one was hurt."

Ian Gallagher, who works for Newsline PR in Warwick Place, opposite where the tree fell, saw the mess when he went to work the next day (Thursday).

“It was a real shock arriving for work and seeing this huge tree branch had crashed into someone’s front garden," he said.

“To be honest, it’s a miracle it didn’t hit the house. I think it would have caused huge damage if that had happened.

A huge tree branch came crashing down inn Warwick Place. Photo by Jacqui Milton.

“The council have been on site all morning clearing up the mess and now you’d barely know it had happened – but it could have been a whole lot worse.”

A huge tree branch came crashing down inn Warwick Place. Photo by Jacqui Milton.
The view that greeted the Newsline PR team as they came to work the following day .
Workers removing the branch the following today.