Clifford blown away by storm havoc

PUBLISHED: 19:00 05 May 2012

Clifford Picton and his grand daughter Cloé Miller-Picton.

Clifford Picton and his grand daughter Cloé Miller-Picton.


A WESTON resident got a nasty shock on the weekend when he woke to find his 50ft tree had been ripped down by the weather.

Clifford Picton, of Wordsworth Road on the Bournville estate, was shocked to find the enormous tree in his garden had been ripped from the ground by high winds overnight, falling through his next-door neighbour’s fence.

Mr Picton said: “The tree was lifted from the ground whole by its roots and left a big hole in the garden which is now filled with water.

“It is an amazing sight because it is just so big and it has left such a mess.”

Ironically, Mr Picton’s house is called Twin Pines.

The other tree is still standing, but Mr Picton is worried it could come down in future – taking out his house and even putting his grand-daughter Cloé Miller-Picton in danger.

Mr Picton is now getting in touch with the council to ask them to remove both trees to avoid any potential accidents.

He added: “If the second tree goes down it is going to take the whole house down, with her in it.”

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