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Gusts of more than 50mph leave Islington pub sign ‘precarious’

PUBLISHED: 16:30 31 March 2015 | UPDATED: 16:30 31 March 2015

Fire fighters were called to a pub in Liverpool Road, Islington, to secure a sign left hanging off by strong winds

Fire fighters were called to a pub in Liverpool Road, Islington, to secure a sign left hanging off by strong winds

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Fire brigade called to stop it falling on any heads

A pub sign was left at risk of falling on a busy pedestrian street by 50mph winds last night.

The sign for the Hop and Berry pub, in Liverpool Road, Islington, was left “hanging off” by the strong gusts.

A crew of fire fighters from Islington station rushed to the scene, got up on ladders and secured the sign before it fell on an unwary residents.

A member of staff at the pub said: “We came in this morning and it was literally hanging off.

“It must have been the strong winds last night.

“We called the fire brigade and they sorted it out.

“All our garden furniture had been blown about as well, but the sign was the worst.”

A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said they were called to reports of “a sign in a precarious position” which they “made secure”

Islington escaped relatively unscathed from last night’s gales.

But with more strong winds expected tonight, the borough is braced for another battering.


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