THE heavy winds blasting Oxfordshire today have taken part of the roof off a house in Bicester.

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Tracey James, who also lives on Whitelands Way, shared pictures of one side of her neighbour's roof missing and bricks strewn along the floor beside the property.

Oxford Mail:

She said: "It happened earlier this afternoon, we were watching TV and we heard a loud noise but didn't take much notice of it.

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"Then we started seeing white stuff flying about in the air my kids got excited as they thought it was snowing.

"It wasn't until I started seeing big chunks of loft insulation flying about and when we looked out the back we noticed the side roof has gone."

Oxford Mail:

She said police have told residents to remain in their houses as they cannot stabilise the roof, with part of the road currently closed off.

Emergency services have been contacted.