The wind turbine collapsed in a field at Luton near Teignmouth

A wind turbine has collapsed in strong winds which swept across Devon on Saturday night.

No-one was reported injured after the 27m (89ft) high turbine came down in a field at Higher Rixdale Farm at Luton, near Teignmouth.

Forecasters are warning of heavy rain and hurricane-force winds on Sunday night and Monday in the South West.

Several ferries have been cancelled and there are concerns heavy rain could cause surface water flooding.

Brittany Ferries has cancelled the 16:30 GMT Sunday sailing from Roscoff to Plymouth and the 23:00 from Plymouth to Roscoff.

All crossings by the Scillonian ferry from Penzance in Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly on Monday have been cancelled.

Firefighters dismantled a small wind turbine from the roof of a house in Ilfracombe.

Devon and Somerset Fire Service received a call reporting a wind turbine “in a precarious position”.


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