Three people have been injured as strong winds, the remnants of hurricane Gonzalo, buffeted the south today.
Three women were trapped when a tree fell at Southwick Recreation Ground in West Sussex. One was in a mobility scooter. They were all taken to hospital.
The incident happened minutes after the Met Office upgraded it's weather warning to include the South of England. That remains in force until eight o'clock tonight until which time further disruption to travel and further damage is a possibility. Malcolm Shaw reports:
Three people have been injured by a fallen tree at Southwick Recreation Ground in West Sussex just before 10am this morning.
Two women, who were trapped underneath, were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, suffering from back, neck and pelvic pain, and one suffered a head injury, a South East Coast Ambulance spokesman said.
A third casualty, who police believe was a woman in a wheelchair, was taken to Worthing Hospital by ambulance.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance also attended the scene.
Sussex Police said the casualties were all conscious and breathing when they were taken to hospital.
Emergency services are at the scene in Southwick where two women are trapped underneath a tree.
An air ambulance had landed nearby.
An elderly woman has thanked emergency services after a huge tree came crashing through the roof of her home in Hampshire.
Norma Neil, who's eighty one, and lives in Silvester Road in Cowplain was watching TV when it happened. It's thought the tree has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.
With so much planning for the Torch Relay, who would have thought the convoy would be undone by a low lying tree. As Lloyds TSB's Olympic Bus passed through Fareham over the weekend, staff on the top deck had to dive for cover after it hit a branch, before a big piece snapped off on top of the bus
It's uncertain whether the relay organisers will take a 'root and branch' review of the incident. Take a look at this amusing video.
The A347 Redhill Avenue in Dorset is closed both ways due to fallen tree between A3060 Wimborne Road / Redhill Drive (Redhill Roundabout) and Ashton Road. Reported at 1100hrs.