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Sunday, 27 October, 2002, 18:15 GMT
In pictures: Gales batter Britain
Winds of up to 90mph swept across England and Wales, wreaking havoc on roads and railways over the weekend.

Four adults and three children were killed and several others seriously injured by falling trees.

Albert Dock Liverpool
The start of the 2002 Clipper race is postponed for 24 hours due to bad weather

Spectator of the 2002 Clipper race
A man struggles with gales and driving rain at the event, in Liverpool's Albert Dock

Norma Clague
Norma Clague walks her dog, Sparkey, past a fallen tree blocking a road in Frodsham, Cheshire.

A van crushed by a tree
A family of five in North Wales had a lucky escape when a van stopped their caravan from being crushed

An upside down plane
A plane is flipped upside down by wind at Cardiff airport.

A man with his umbrella
A walker struggles with his umbrella in gusts of strong wind in London

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