UPDATED: Roof of converted house collapses in Grays

The collapsed corner shop, which is understood to have been derelict for years

The collapsed corner shop, which is understood to have been derelict for years

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THE roof of a converted house collapsed - causing bricks to come crashing down on top of two cars.

The roof of the building, which sits on the corner of Milton Road and Hampden Road in Grays at the end of a row of terraced housing, entirely fell away on Friday.

An Essex Fire and Rescue spokesperson said crews arrived at the scene and established a cordon, using rescue dog Darcy to check if anyone was trapped inside.

The fire brigade's Urban Search and Rescue unit arrived at the scene at 5.30pm and there were no reported casualties.

The Gazette understands that the shop below, Marbles Manufacturing and Supplies, has been closed for some time.

A first floor flat within the building was recently bought and builders are thought to have been doing work there in the last week or so.

Two cars, a blue MG and a black Alfa Romeo, parked outside the shop have been coated in bricks, rubble and timber.

The incident is thought to have happened shortly before 5pm today.

Echo: The roofless building in Grays

The building from the back

 

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5:49pm Fri 30 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

That's the second collapsing roofline in two weeks.

Makes you wonder what sort of builders people are using these days.

Sounds like the work of Messrs Bodgit & Scarper.
That's the second collapsing roofline in two weeks. Makes you wonder what sort of builders people are using these days. Sounds like the work of Messrs Bodgit & Scarper. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 15

6:00pm Fri 30 May 14

John Right says...

Right said fred, have a cup of tea son, oh gor blimey the roofs come don
Right said fred, have a cup of tea son, oh gor blimey the roofs come don John Right
  • Score: 15

6:12pm Fri 30 May 14

HarrisonB2014 says...

It wasn't a collapse i'm only across the street we heard a loud bang which indicates it could of been a gas explosion outward and up, It sounded like a bomb went off.
It wasn't a collapse i'm only across the street we heard a loud bang which indicates it could of been a gas explosion outward and up, It sounded like a bomb went off. HarrisonB2014
  • Score: 1

7:13pm Fri 30 May 14

GrumpyofLeigh says...

Bodgetescu and Scarperowski?
Bodgetescu and Scarperowski? GrumpyofLeigh
  • Score: 8

7:16pm Fri 30 May 14

Howard Cháse says...

Cordon not Corden.

The latter is an actor/comedian.
Cordon not Corden. The latter is an actor/comedian. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 3

9:01pm Fri 30 May 14

Born & bread says...

Has anyone called Bob the builder? Can he fix it?
Has anyone called Bob the builder? Can he fix it? Born & bread
  • Score: 7

9:16pm Fri 30 May 14

born and raised criminal says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
That's the second collapsing roofline in two weeks.

Makes you wonder what sort of builders people are using these days.

Sounds like the work of Messrs Bodgit & Scarper.
The first was your house weren't it?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: That's the second collapsing roofline in two weeks. Makes you wonder what sort of builders people are using these days. Sounds like the work of Messrs Bodgit & Scarper.[/p][/quote]The first was your house weren't it? born and raised criminal
  • Score: -7

12:23am Sat 31 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

born and raised criminal wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
That's the second collapsing roofline in two weeks.

Makes you wonder what sort of builders people are using these days.

Sounds like the work of Messrs Bodgit & Scarper.
The first was your house weren't it?
What are you blathering about idiot?
[quote][p][bold]born and raised criminal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: That's the second collapsing roofline in two weeks. Makes you wonder what sort of builders people are using these days. Sounds like the work of Messrs Bodgit & Scarper.[/p][/quote]The first was your house weren't it?[/p][/quote]What are you blathering about idiot? Kim Gandy
  • Score: 6

1:08am Sat 31 May 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Grays automotive finishers, the two cars, a blue MG and a black Alfa Romeo, parked outside the shop have been coated in bricks, rubble and timber.
Grays automotive finishers, the two cars, a blue MG and a black Alfa Romeo, parked outside the shop have been coated in bricks, rubble and timber. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -3

12:03pm Sat 31 May 14

ThisYear says...

"UPDATED: Roof of converted house collapses in Grays"

What? It has collapsed again?

Or does the echo mean 'Upslated"

You never know what you'll get with an Echo..
"UPDATED: Roof of converted house collapses in Grays" What? It has collapsed again? Or does the echo mean 'Upslated" You never know what you'll get with an Echo.. ThisYear
  • Score: -3

2:55pm Sat 31 May 14

d_2da_ougle says...

thats simple kim means you house collapsed around you is not hard to figure what with being kickout of political partys then griping about it on threads
thats simple kim means you house collapsed around you is not hard to figure what with being kickout of political partys then griping about it on threads d_2da_ougle
  • Score: 4

11:12am Wed 4 Jun 14

Sugarman says...

GrumpyofLeigh wrote:
Bodgetescu and Scarperowski?
haa very good.
[quote][p][bold]GrumpyofLeigh[/bold] wrote: Bodgetescu and Scarperowski?[/p][/quote]haa very good. Sugarman
  • Score: 0

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