The entrance to a busy Melton town centre car park was closed off this afternoon after Storm Doris caused slates to fly off roofs damaging one of the parked cars.
The attendant at the King’s Head pub in Nottingham Street was alarmed when he heard the sound of debris coming off the roof.
He then noticed a window of one of the parked cars had been smashed as winds whipped up to around 60mph in the town.
Nathan Hobill, who takes the money from parkers, said: “I was inside when I heard this massive bang.
“I thought there had been an accident at first.
“Then I came out and saw the debris from loads of slates coming down off the roof.
“I made the decision to close the entrance to the car park because it isn’t safe for people walking close to the building.”
Nathan used beer garden tables and ropes to prevent drivers coming in from Nottingham Street - a gate at the rear has been opened to allow access.
He added: “About 45 minutes after the first debris I then heard another loud noise.
“I came out and was gobsmacked to see the smashed window in the car.
“The owner hasn’t come back for the car yet so they will be in for a shock.”
The storm has felled trees at Six Hills, Tilton and Broughton Hill and a falling tree earlier smashed into a bungalow at Long Clawson.
The occupant was home but was uninjured.
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