A KIDDERMINSTER man has shared his shock after nearly being hit by 'flying tiles' as Storm Ciara pounded in this morning (Sunday, February 9).

Jeremy Thomas was driving to work in Horsefair this morning when tiles were blown off a building on Blackwell Street smashing "inches" from him in the road.

The 48-year old carer said: "As I was going to work at around half past eight I saw these tiles flying off a roof.

"I have just bought a new BMW and how they didn't hit me in the car I have no idea. It was inches from me.

Jeremy says he immediately alerted emergency services, fearing the falling tiles could have killed someone.

"As I was just turning, tiles smashed in the middle of the road. They are massive tiles.

"I thought the building was going to collapse. If someone was walking there this morning, it would have killed them.

"People walk past the building all the time.

"I wish I had my dash cam on my car, people would have seen how close it was."

Fire crews cordoned Blackwell Street off this morning. A spokesperson from Hereford and Worcester Fire said: "Our contribution was to cordon the area off and assist the structural engineer."

An aerial ladder platform was used to help the engineer check the roof of the building.

High winds caused by Storm Ciara have hit Worcestershire and people have been asked to take extra care when travelling and consider whether a journey is necessary.