PICTURED: Wind rips open the top of a new build flat in Greenhithe

The winds caused extreme damage to the Ingress Park development in Greenhithe

The devastation was clearly visible in the apartment complex

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THE weekend's tempestuous weather wreaked havoc in Greenhithe as winds ripped a huge hole in a new build apartment complex.

A gap is clearly visible under the roof of the building in Ingress Park, London Road, following extreme weather on Friday evening (FEB 14).

The incredible pictures, showing gaping gaps where bricks should be, were captured by resident Tom Harris. 

The devastating weather is continuing this week with 16 severe flood warnings in place for southern England and the Met Office has issued a yellow (“be aware”) weather warning for certain parts of the UK.

News Shopper: PICTURED: Wind rips gaping hole in Greenhithe new build

It is expected the weather will improve on Tuesday and Wednesday with stronger winds and further rain appearing again towards the end of the week, however it should be less intense than last week.

Mr Harris, 32,  has lived in the apartment complex for around three years.

He told News Shopper: “The wind was so strong, it caused bricks to come down from under the roof.

“It was really noisy, you could hear them falling down. It was only the next morning when I properly saw what had happened.”

The Ingress Park flats are set amongst 72 acres of landscaped grounds on the River Thames near Bluewater and the homes cost between £171,000 and £230,000.

Have you been affected by the extreme weather in the north Kent or Bexley area?

Send your pictures to hwood@london.newsquest.co.uk or call 01689 885 721.

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1:09pm Mon 17 Feb 14

madras says...

'A gap is clearly visible under the roof'

Mastering the understatement very well!
'A gap is clearly visible under the roof' Mastering the understatement very well! madras
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