Freak summer storm hits Newton

Garden in Newton-le-Willows full of marble-sized hailstones after Tuesday night's storm

Garden in Newton-le-Willows full of marble-sized hailstones after Tuesday night's storm

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St Helens was battered by a freak summer storm last night (Tuesday) with a heavy hail stones hitting parts of the borough.

This picture, sent in by Newton resident Andy Williams, shows hail stones the size of marbles littering the lawn in his back garden.

Austin, 5, with a handful of hailstones

Austin, 5, with a handful of hailstones

Also pictured is Andy’s son Archie holding some of the hail stones.

“We couldn’t believe the size and the sheer amount that fell in such a short time,” said Andy.

 

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