The storms left a trail of destruction

PHOTOS: Trail of destruction as 'tornado' smashes into Doncaster homes

This was the dramatic trail of destruction left behind after a ‘min-tornado’ smashed into homes in Doncaster in a terrifying blitz yesterday afternoon.

By Darren Burke
Monday, 21st February 2022, 5:06 pm

Houses were ripped apart, tiles smashed down onto cars and gardens were wrecked as the twister ripped through homes and gardens in Thorne at about 3.30pm.

Residents have been left counting the cost of the freak event which one described as ‘absolutely terrifying.’

Police and fire crews all raced to the scene, while Doncaster Council officials have also been out to assess the damage to homes in Southfield Road, Medlar Court and Wike Gate Road.

Describing the incident, one Twitter user wrote: “Nightmare here - mini tornado in Thorne – damage to roof tiles etc, some have fell on cars.

"Luckily we not affected but sister’s house slight damage - about three today, fire service been on the scene.”

Another said: “We had what I can only describe as a mini tornado causing damage to people’s roofs and fences in Thorne.”

Another added: “Lots of houses have had roofs damaged.”

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