A “TORNADO” swept through parts of Oxford on Saturday, damaging trees.
Residents in the Blackbird Leys area reported damage after the 6.15pm whirlwind.
An intense hailstorm lasted for about half an hour and the whirlwind was spotted in roads like Cuddesdon Way.
In Ladenham Road, part of a tree fell across three gardens, missing homes.
Architect Jonathan McIlwaine saw the storm at Tesco at Oxford Retail Park with son Dylan, three.
He said: “There were lots of black swirling clouds and then crack of thunder and what seemed like a tornado.”
“People were piled up against the entrance to see it.
“Dylan was a bit scared because the rain started to blow into the shop, but he was okay.”
5:33pm Friday 4th September 2015
LOCAL control of health service budgets in Oxfordshire has been included in a £4bn bid to secure major new powers from the Government.
3:46pm Friday 4th September 2015
A DESIGNER clothing firm has today been fined £1.2m for "systematic" health and safety failures that led to a four-year-old boy being crushed by a 7ft mirror.
11:48am Friday 4th September 2015
A woman and her daughter who were missing from Witney have been found safe and well.
11:06am Friday 4th September 2015
A SIGNALLING problem at London Paddington is expected to cause delays of up to half an hour to all trains travelling from Oxfordshire to the capital until midday.
8:30am Friday 4th September 2015
HUNDREDS are expected to attend a demonstration in Oxford this weekend against the UK Government’s stance on refugees.
8:00am Friday 4th September 2015
A MAN who killed his 26-year-old friend by speeding near North Leigh was jailed for a year yesterday.