VIDEO: Wind lifts roof off Polmont YOI

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Emergency services closed off part of a local superstore car park as high winds ripped a section of roof off Polmont Young Offenders Institution.

The damage was discovered this morning and police and the fire service were on hand to cordon off sections of Tesco car park in Redding Road as a precaution in case the nearby prison’s roof, which was said to be hanging off, came crashing down from above.

Polmont YOI has been damaged by high winds

Polmont YOI has been damaged by high winds

A Scottish Prison Service spokesperson said: “A panel has been damaged on the roof and winds are currently too high to allow anyone to safely go up and fix it. Repairs will be made as soon as possible.”