A family are lucky to be alive after winds ripped up a huge tree from its roots in Southport today, Friday 22 May.

The massive tree in Clovelly Drive in Hillside was ripped up from its roots and crashed into the garden of a nearby dormer bungalow.

Council workers rushed to the scene to remove the tree and make the area safe.

It’s thought high winds which have battered the resort in the last 24 hours are to blame.

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