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'It looks like the lightning was close, it was a mile away'

A viewer captured this photograph at Kingsclere near Basingstoke Credit: Richard Cunningham

Whenever we do a photograph or video appeal we do ask people to take pictures from an area of safety, at a safe distance and at no danger to themselves. Viewer Richard Cunningham saw some lightning at Kingsclere - here he explains what happened:

"I was lucky to get the lightning lighting up in the surrounding area and it just happened to be in the centre of the picture.

"It looks like the strike was close but it was probably at least a mile from where I was standing, I always try to stay out of harm's way but storms can still be very unpredictable so I'm always cautious regardless."

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Clock tower in Crowborough struck by lightning

The clock tower in Crowborough following lightning strike Credit: Crowborough Cookery School
The clock tower in Crowborough following lightning strike Credit: Crowborough Cookery School
The damage after the clock tower in Crowborough is struck by lightning Credit: Crowborough Cookery School
The clock tower in Crowborough following lightning strike Credit: Crowborough Cookery School

Lightning strikes clock tower in Crowborough

The clock tower in Crowborough struck by lightning Credit: Joseph Murphy

Firefighters have been called to Crowborough in Sussex after lightning struck the clock tower.

Roads are closed while crews attend the incident which happened this afternoon.

The strike has damaged the roof of the clock tower and ripped off several tiles.

Firefighters at the scene in Crowborough Credit: Joseph Murphy
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