1. ITV Report

Lightning strike destroys bungalow roof

The roof of a home in Suffolk has been destroyed after it was struck by a bolt of lightning which sparked a fire.

Diggers were called in this afternoon to demolish what was left of the roof of the bungalow in Queensland in Shotley.

Workmen were called in to demolish what was left of the roof Credit: ITV News Anglia

The thunderstorms overnight brought more torrential downpours across the Anglia region on top of what has already been record levels of June rainfall in some areas.

Weybourne in Norfolk was the wettest place in the UK overnight with 17 mm of rain, which is normally the amount that falls in ten days in June.

Credit: ITV News Anglia
Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk Fire Service were also called to a house struck by lightning in Tuddenham St Martin north of Ipswich.

Two fire appliances attended but there was no fire, only steam in the loft.