Storm Doris has claimed its first victim after a woman died.
The pedestrian was confirmed dead at the scene outside Starbucks in Wolverhampton city centre after suffering “very serious head injuries”, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.
Rebecca Davis, a 40-year-old teacher from Wolverhampton, walked past shortly after the incident at around midday and saw a woman receiving CPR.
She said the woman – who looked to be aged “between 20 and 30” – appeared to have been hit by something resembling a piece of roof which had fallen off a building nearby.
“I think the wind broke it and caused it to fall. I don’t know if it was hit by something else or just the wind did it,” she told the Press Association.