Pedestrian hit by sign blown off roof

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A pedestrian was hit by a sign that was blown off a roof in the strong winds.

The person had been walking along the street in Ashington when they were hit by a sign, which then bounced onto a nearby car.

It was part of a number of weather related incidents in south east Northumberland which has seen trees blown down and roads closed due to the high winds.

Northumberland County Council is warning people that coastal paths and promenades may be highly dangerous due to the winds, which could get up to 80mph.

The Environment Agency has issued 18 flood warnings and 17 flood alerts in the north east, including the North Sea at Blyth, especially properties around Battleship Warfe, West Bridge Street, Wordsell Street, Dale Street, Blyth Dock, Blyth Quayside, Quay Road, Plessey Road, Ridley Street and Sussex Street.

Northumbria Police are also advising people to take care in the adverse weather conditions.

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