Driver narrowly avoids being hit by falling debris

This was the shocking moment strong winds caused by Storm Ciara ripped the roof from a cinema in Northampton town centre, sending debris into the road below and narrowly missing a moving vehicle.

Footage filmed by a witness at home shows part of the Vue Cinema roof in the Sol Central building complex being ripped off and hanging by a thread.

Panels are then sent flying into the road below, missing a moving car by inches, during 60mph winds.

Meanwhile, our video below shows motorists on the A264 in West Sussex driving under trees that had been uprooted and fallen over the road as a result of the storm.