Stonework falls from storm-damaged Truro Cathedral

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Image caption There are no plans to close the cathedral following the storm damage

Part of a cathedral's grounds have been cordoned off because of falling stonework.

Truro Cathedral was damaged in the recent storms with a section cordoned off as a precaution, said Ellen Mckessock, director of operations.

Bell ringing has been suspended "for the next few weeks" until repairs have been made, a spokesman said.

Ms Mckessock said she hoped the insurance would cover the cost of most of the repairs.

She said: "The storm managed to dislodge one of the mullions - a stone column in the centre of an arch - at the front of the cathedral and it fell on to the corner of the shop and pavement.

"There's no question of us closing the cathedral because it's a very small area that has been affected."

The damage will examined within the next two weeks, Ms Mckessock said.

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Image caption The damage will be assessed within the next two weeks, Ellen Mckessock added

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