Lucky escape for workmen after a roof collapses at a house in Benwell

A number of firefighters from Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service are at a house in Benwell. Credit: PA

It's understood workmen have had a lucky escape after the roof of a house collapsed in Newcastle.

It happened while repairs were being carried out on some council houses on Buddle Street, in Benwell, on Tuesday afternoon.

Officials from Your Homes Newcastle have since been carrying out inspections.

No-one was hurt. A woman who lives in the property was not at home at the time.

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Northumbria Police have issued a statement.