Two women have been seriously injured by a falling tree in Suffolk as Storm Evert continues to batter the South East of England.
The Met Office has issued weather and flood warnings, with thunderstorms and heavy rain forecast over the weekend.
Yellow wind warnings are in place for coastal areas in the South East and East Anglia, and thunderstorm warnings for a swathe of England from Nottingham to Norwich and north as far as Hull.
It comes as Suffolk police were called to an incident near Heveningham after an oak tree fell during a private outdoor party.
A statement from the force said: “Police received a report at about 6.35pm this evening that an oak tree had fallen at Ubbeston and injured two females in the process.
“The two victims, aged in their 20s, sustained serious injuries in the incident.
“One casualty has sustained spinal and head injuries, while the second casualty sustained pelvic and arm injuries.”
It is understood the pair were with others at a private outdoor party.
Fire, ambulance and air ambulance crews were also called to the scene, near Heveningham. The women were taken to hospital for treatment.