PICTURES: Fallen tree crushes car in Brighton

A crushed car was trapped under a fallen tree near Fiveways yesterday afternoon (June 15).

The tree fell at Stanford Avenue close to its junction with Beaconsfield Road.

The fallen tree on a car in Stanford Avenue, Brighton (Photograph: Tom from Burntaxe)

The fallen tree on a car in Stanford Avenue, Brighton (Photograph: Tom from Burntaxe)

Tom Lamont, who works at Burntaxe in Brighton, came across the scene at around 3pm yesterday.

He said: "I was walking up to my car in Fiveways, and I saw this massive fallen tree and a few people standing around."

Mr Lamont said police were at the scene, but no-one appeared to be in the parked car.

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokesperson said: "Our in house arborist team removed the Elm tree from a car in Stanford Avenue on Thursday.

The car on Stanford Avenue

The car on Stanford Avenue

"If you have any tree-related issues please contact our Arboricultural Service."

Find out more about the council's tree-related services, here.

The fallen tree on a car in Stanford Avenue, Brighton (Photograph: Tom from Burntaxe)

The fallen tree on a car in Stanford Avenue, Brighton (Photograph: Tom from Burntaxe)