Great Yarmouth gale brings down scaffold on bank building

Great Yarmouth scaffolding collapse Scaffolding on the former HSBC bank building in Hall Quay collapses in high winds

Scaffolding covering external stone being cleaned at a former bank in Norfolk has collapsed in high winds.

Renovations were being carried out to the former HSBC bank on Hall Quay in Great Yarmouth.

Easterly gales that reached force 9 according to the Met Office, caught the sheeting used to shelter pedestrians from the work.

The scaffolding fell on to a neighbouring empty bank building. No-one was hurt by the collapse.

Police have told people to keep away.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Norfolk

Weather

Norwich

18 °C 14 °C

Features

  • Alana Saarinen at pianoMum, Dad and Mum

    The girl with three biological parents


  • Polish and British flags alongside British roadsideWar debt

    Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?


  • Islamic State fighters parade in Raqqa, Syria (30 June 2014)Who backs IS?

    Where Islamic State finds support to become a formidable force


  • Bride and groom-to-be photographed underwaterWetted bliss

    Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath


  • A ship is dismantled for scrap in the port city of Chittagong, BangladeshDangerous work

    Bangladesh's ship breakers face economic challenge


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.