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Dukinfield New Mill: Homes evacuated over roof damage

New Mill Dukinfield
Image caption The emergency services were called mid-morning to New Mill, Dukinfield

Homes and businesses have been evacuated after part of a roof collapsed in Greater Manchester.

Emergency services were called to New Mill in Park Road, Dukinfield, just after 11:30 GMT.

Tameside Council said the building suffered severe structural damage in last week's storms and the affected section will be demolished on Friday.

A row of about 12 terraced houses near to New Mill are affected, with a refuge set up at Dukinfield Town Hall.

Residents will have to spend the night away from their homes, a council spokesman said.

Councillor John Taylor, of Tameside Council, said: "The wind blew a window out and it has allowed a rush of air to get to the top floor and has moved the gable end.

"I didn't think a mill like this would be damaged by those winds. We did have damage around this area, but it was only minor, but this is mega."

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