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Tesco 'lightning strike' nothing more than burst pipe

The cause of an evacuation at a Tesco store on Saturday afternoon was a burst water pipe, the retailer has confirmed.

There were reports yesterday that lightning had struck the store causing water to pour in during heavy thunderstorms above the shop in Boston in Lincolnshire.

But Tesco say that it was in fact a water pipe that runs just below the roof that had burst. It happened in the late afternoon yesterday, and staff were able to clean up the water by 9pm, when the store reopened.


Man charged with murder over stabbing in Birmingham

A man has been charged with murder after stabbing another man to death outside an off licence in Birmingham.

The man was stabbed outside RK Wines on Summer Lane Credit: ITV News Central

Alexander Habte, who's 19 and from Highgate, will appear before magistrates tomorrow.

He is accused of attacking 26-year-old Samuel Simret outside RK Wines on Summer Lane in Newtown on Tuesday evening. The victim died on Thursday.

A post mortem examination found he died from a single stab wound to the chest.

Police are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.


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