Manchester

Man hurt in Chadderton by falling tree

A tree blown into a house in Wigan
Image caption Three houses had to be evacuated after the tree blew over in Ince

A man has been knocked unconscious by a falling tree as winds of more than 60mph (100km/h) swept across Greater Manchester.

The man was struck by the tree outside Chadderton fire station. He was taken to hospital, where his injuries were described as "not life-threatening".

Meanwhile a family fled their home in Ince, Wigan, after a tree hit the roof.

Three neighbouring homes were also evacuated after the 40ft (12m) tree blew down.

A building inspector has been called to inspect the extent of the damage.

A Met Office warning for the area has said winds could "become very gusty, particularly near heavy showers".

A spokesman for Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the crews at Chadderton had been out on a call when the tree came down on the man.

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