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Ipswich: Safety cordon as roof tiles blown off town’s Marks and Spencer store

PUBLISHED: 11:01 15 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:01 15 February 2014

The wet and windy weather has caused problems across the region

The wet and windy weather has caused problems across the region

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The front of a busy town centre shop has been cordoned off this morning due to wind damage.

A safety cordon has been put up around the Marks and Spencer store in Westgate Street, Ipswich.

A Suffolk police spokesman said some roof tiles had been blown off in last night’s gale force winds and torrential downpours.

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