5 London videos after Storm Henk - scaffolding, trees and shed collapse in high winds

Near misses were captured on film as Storm Henk wreaked havoc in London.
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Storm Henk brought high winds to London on Tuesday as people returned to work for the new year.

The Met Office had issued an amber weather warning for high winds and the effects were seen as they grew in strength throughout the afternoon, with knock-on effects for travel on the railways the following day.

Here are five videos captured by Londoners of Storm Henk.

1. Tree crashes down in front of car

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In the video above, a motorist narrowly avoids being crushed when a large tree fell onto a road during Storm Henk. The video, recorded by a CCTV camera in Bexleyheath, south-east London, shows the tree almost crushing the oncoming vehicle. Luckily, the driver was able to stop just in time to avoid the tree, which fell across the road, blocking it completely. The driver was forced to make a U-turn as the tree made the road impassable.

2. Scaffolding collapses into high street

This is the moment shoppers watched scaffolding came crashing down onto Sutton High Street.

3. Garden shed collapses

"It just completely collapsed. I got it on video though." This garden shed was captured blowing over in Greenwich.

4. Tree fills road

Fallen trees caused chaos on the railways and producer and comedy writer Ben Spiteri filmed this one being worked on at an entrance to Oxleas Woods in Greenwich.

5. More scaffolding down

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"Creek Road is cursed," according to Catherine Woodhouse, posting this dramatic footage on X.#


While, Storm Henk caused disruption in London, there was tragedy in the west of England, where a man died when a tree fell on his car.

Gloucestershire Police and the air ambulance were called to the Tetbury Road near Kemble on Tuesday.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, a man in his 50s, from Bath, died at the scene.

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