Winds batter fylde coast

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LYTHAM Windmill fell victim to high winds last night after one of its sails was torn off.

Emergency services were called to the landmark on Lytham Green at about 5.30pm.

It comes only months after two new sails were fitted to the windmill following previous storm damage.

Chairman of Lytham Heritage Group Alan Ashton said: “The terrible gale force winds caused one of the sails to come off.

“Sadly, the windmill couldn’t be in a more vulnerable position and we are very disappointed this has happened again.”

The windmill was repaired this summer after one sail was torn off, and a second badly damaged, in storms last November.

Elsewhere, signage from a carpet store was blown into Talbot Road, Blackpool, while fire crews went to Walter Robinson Court, Queens Park, after aerial wire was blown loose.

At 8pm, fire crews attended at Walter Robinson Court, Queens Park, after aerial wire was blown loose.

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