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The Met Office has confirmed that the extreme weather in Northampton earlier today was a tornado.
Meanwhile, East Midlands Ambulance Service says it is not aware of any injuries.
Northamptonshire Police says it has received a number of calls about a tornado in the Duston area of Northampton.
People have reported their sightings of the tornado on social media.
Video has been captured of a tornado in the skies above the Duston area close to Northampton. It was spotted at around 12.15pm.
There are reports on social media of damage to nearby houses with roof tiles being blown off and trees damaged as the twister swept through.
The Met Office confirmed that weather conditions in the area suggest it was a tornado.
This video was captured by ITV News viewer Shaun Whitcombe
Tornadoes form as a spiralling column of air descends from the base of a thunderstorm cloud.
It starts as a funnel cloud which can extend all the way to the ground and then becomes a tornado.
Click below to watch a computer animation of the Met Office rainfall radar at the time of the tornado. The brighter colours indicate the heaviest downpours.