PICTURED: Large trampoline blows into Orpington garden while black BMW gets crushed by tree nearby (From News Shopper)
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PICTURED: Large trampoline blows into Orpington garden while black BMW gets crushed by tree nearby
AFTER Friday night's storm an Orpington man woke to find a large trampoline in his back garden, and nearby a black BMW was crushed by a tree.
Stephen Chambers, of Trentham Drive, said despite the high winds he was "very surprised" a trampoline had blown from a neighbour's garden into his own.
The 59-year-old told News Shopper: "I got up on Saturday morning , opened the blinds and there it was.
"I looked up and couldn't believe what I saw. I was very surprised.
"I called my wife to have a look - she couldn't believe it either.
"I knew it was a neighbour's. I had it recorded on CCTV and saw it had flown up in the air, hit a tree and just dropped into my garden.
"Later I was in the garden surveying the damage and my neighbour called from over the fence: 'can I have my trampoline back please?'
"It got quite hairy that night. It was very bad."
Meanwhile the storm wreaked havoc elsewhere, as a black BMW was crushed by a tree in Farnborough Hill.
Gregg Ivings, 50, of Oleander Close, saw the vehicle when he was out walking on Saturday morning.
He said: "I went out for a walk with my wife on Saturday morning and the owner of the car happened to be there.
"I did speak to her and I believe her son hit the tree on Friday night as it was falling."
No one is thought to have been hurt in the incident.
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