Storm Otto: Porsche 911 crushed by fallen tree on Yorkshire street has been damaged by the same tree before

The owners of a Porsche 911 that has been crushed by a fallen tree during Storm Otto have been left stunned – as it is the second time the car has been damaged by the same tree.

Zenya Dunne’s partner reported concerns about the tree on Granby Road in Harrogate to Harrogate Council several years ago when a branch detached and fell onto the roof of his car, causing damage which had to be repaired.

Yet incredibly, during Storm Otto on Friday morning the entire tree came down onto the Porsche and it has been written off. The garden of their home is also full of branches which narrowly missed smashing a downstairs window.

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Miss Dunne said the couple had reported the ‘big, old’ tree’s condition to the council twice after the previous incident, but had never had any response.

"It’s not been looking good for a while. It’s really dangerous. The whole trunk is still above the car.”

Harrogate Council has been contacted for comment.