Hornets' nest falls through attic floor

A couple had to barricade themselves in a first floor bedroom after a large hornets' nest fell through their attic floor into their hallway.

The swarm was released in a house on Lower Cookham Road in Maidenhead. The pair hid in the room until emergency services arrived.

They were plucked from their bolthole by fire crews who led them through the window and down a ladder to safety.

The couple are staying with friends as pest controllers make the house safe.

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