Rubble crashes down from building in Leeds city centre

Ian Mills's picture of police at the scene tonight in Briggate, Leeds

Ian Mills's picture of police at the scene tonight in Briggate, Leeds

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A PASSER-BY told how a huge chunk of masonry fell from a Leeds building last night and missed people walking close by in Briggate.

Ian Mills, 44, from Hampshire, who was staying in Leeds en route to a business meeting, said: “I heard a crash and looked round.

“There must have been 30kg of rubble outside a shop.

“If it had struck me - or anyone else- it would have killed them. It was a frightening thought.”

He said a security guard at a nearby building alerted police at about 7pm and officers arrived quickly. “The area round the Gap shop was cordoned off,” said Mr Mills.

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