Wall collapse flattens garden

A woman from Derby has described how she ran out of the way of a warehouse wall as it collapsed into her back garden. Lee McKechnie says bricks were flying around her head as the structure toppled over.

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Contractors apologise for "embarrassing" wall blunder

Lee McKechnie examines the damage at the end of her garden Credit: ITV News Central

The contractors, HCL, based at Alfreton in Derbyshire, have apologised for what they admit was an "embarrassing" blunder. Site manager Richard Speake told ITV News Central:

"The structure was old and unsound and basically gave way under the weight of the roof. We will be working closely with the residents to put things right and do the necessary paperwork."

Mr Speake confirmed there was asbestos in the roof, but said they had specialist staff trained to dispose of it and there was no health risk to people living nearby.

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