'Miracle' no one seriously hurt after high winds blow bricks and banner down in Kenilworth

Fire crews said it was a miracle no one was seriously hurt after an advertising banner and brickwork was blown down in Warwick Road yesterday (Sunday).

Monday, 28th January 2019, 8:23 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 7:20 pm
The damage to the brickwork on Savers. Photo: Kenilworth Fire Station

At around 11.50am, high winds blew down the banner and brickwork attached to Savers on the west side of the road. Although one bystander suffered a minor cut, no one was badly hurt.

A crew from Kenilworth Fire Station attended within minutes. They used a ladder to remove loose brickwork and the rest of the banner.

A structural engineer attended to check the stability of the building.

A spokesman for Kenilworth Fire Station said: "Miraculously nobody was seriously injured in this incident. A passerby sustained a minor cut to their arm, they were attended to by paramedics and required no treatment in hospital."

Firefighters made the brickwork safe. Photo: Kenilworth Fire Station
Part of the banner that came down. Photo: Kenilworth Fire Station