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The tornado that hit the Midlands... But it was not the first

A clean up operation is underway after lightning strikes, storms and a 'mini-tornado' ripped through parts of the Midlands over the weekend.

Roofs were torn off garages and houses and cars were smashed.

But this weekend was not the first time a tornado has hit our region.

Here is a look back at some of the tornadoes that have struck the Midlands over the last nine years.

Pictures of the Birmingham tornado in 2005

The scene from the air of Sparkbrook in Birmingham after a tornado struck Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images
The scene in Moseley after at least eight people were injured in 2005 Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Trees were uprooted causing extensive damage to buildings Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images
A shop front is left destroyed Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Pictures of the Leicestershire tornado in 2012

Trees collapsed following the tornado in Leicestershire in the summer of 2012 Credit: ITV News Central
A car window is left smashed and broken Credit: ITV News Central

Pictures of the Warwickshire tornado in 2014

Walls were torn down by the mini-tornado Credit: ITV News Central
Cars were smashed as the storm ripped through Galley Common at the weekend Credit: ITV News Central
Some residents had to be evacuated after damage to their homes Credit: ITV News Central