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Garage papers found after tornado
Mr Ellis Jones' garage in Bow Street hours after the tornado
The tornado hit Mr Ellis Jones' garage in Bow Street
A car dealer, who lost paperwork when a tornado hit his village in mid Wales last week, has found some of it more than 20 miles away.

Eric Ellis Jones, from Bow Street near Aberystwyth, said some of his invoices had been discovered near Machynlleth in the village of Corris, Gwynedd.

He said villagers found the paperwork three days after the small tornado struck last Tuesday.

Mr Ellis Jones lost the keys to 45 cars and he said 12 sets were still missing.

He also lost a portable building and the roof to one of his storage sheds.

"I had a phone call on Friday from people who said some of my paperwork had been found in Corris," said Mr Ellis Jones.

"They were prepared to bring the paperwork back to Bow Street, but I asked them to dispose of the invoices."

Mr Ellis Jones said a security firm had been protecting his garage at night since the loss of his car keys.

More than 20 houses in Bow Street were damaged during the tornado last Tuesday. Roofs and chimneys were blown off, while electricity cables were brought down and trees uprooted.

"This is what the aftermath of a tornado looks like"

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