Stable crashes into house in Alderney during Storm Katie

Stable on top of a house wall in Alderney Image copyright Sue Abel
Image caption A stable crashes into a house in Alderney

An entire stable was lifted by a gust of wind and dumped into the front of a house in Alderney as Storm Katie lashed the Channel Islands.

Homeowner Sue Abel said she "heard a crack on the other side of the house" at about 00:30 BST on Monday.

The stable - which was empty - had travelled about 50m (164ft) from a neighbouring field, Mrs Abel said.

She told the BBC: "I've never known the winds, in the 10 years I've been here, [to be] at that strength."

Emergency services arrived promptly but the stable was left in place on Monday because the winds were "still quite brisk", she added.

The front of the property suffered some damage, including a number of smashed windows.

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Image caption Homeowner Sue Abel said these were the strongest winds she had experienced after living in Alderney for a decade
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Image caption The stable was lifted from a neighbouring field by the strong winds of Storm Katie

Storm Katie - the 11th named storm of the winter - caused considerable disruption across England, south Wales and the Channel Islands on Monday.

Gusts of up to 106mph were recorded at The Needles off the Isle of Wight as the storm hit the south of England.

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