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.”
10:58am Saturday 6th February 2016
Police are hunting a white van following a hit and run in Wallingford.
8:00am Saturday 6th February 2016
SAINSBURY’S is set to open a new store in central Oxford, it has emerged.
12:20pm Saturday 6th February 2016
Two missing Oxford teenagers have been found safe.
8:30am Saturday 6th February 2016
THE “invaluable” Phone Friends scheme for the elderly in Oxfordshire is at risk after the county council pulled its funding.
6:00am Saturday 6th February 2016
A TERMINALLY ill Oxford United fan who lives in the USA says “it will mean everything” for him to cheer on the U’s at Wembley.
6:30am Saturday 6th February 2016
BOOK lovers in Oxfordshire are turning to electronic tomes more and more, according to latest figures from our libraries.