OAP hurt in storm

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AN elderly woman was injured after she was knocked off her feet by strong winds in the town centre.

The woman, believed to be in her early 70s, was walking along Claughton Street at around 10am today (Thursday) when a gust knocked her to the floor.

She suffered cuts to her face and hands.

Passers-by helped her into a nearby shop, where staff helped nurse her wounds before calling for an ambulance.

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