Northern Ireland

Windsor Park: Demolition of West Stand in stadium begins

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Media captionSpecialist demolition equipment moved in on Tuesday, as Mark Sidebottom reports

Work to demolish a damaged stand at Belfast's Windsor Park is under way.

Cracks were discovered in the West Stand of the stadium after Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier against Finland on 29 March.

Last week, a decision was made to take down the stand and builders moved in on Tuesday, 28 April.

The Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania is due to go ahead at the stadium on 13 June.

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Image caption Work has begun to remove the roof

The cracks were discovered in March, following Northern Ireland's game against Finland when 4,000 spectators filled the stand.

Investigations into what caused the damage are continuing.

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