Couple ‘ran for their lives’ as tree branch fell

A couple in their sixties had to “run for their lives” after a giant branch fell from a rotten tree, narrowly missing them as they walked through Congleton Park on New Year’s Eve.
The branch that fell from a birch tree was one metre in diameter at its base and, according to the couple, was not triggered by a gust of wind as the weather was calm.

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