A STUNNED couple today told how their historic guest house has been left ruined after a giant tree crashed through its roof.
Sheila Troupe-Henderson, 68, and husband Terry Henderson, 71, were lucky to escape uninjured after the tree, thought to be one of the oldest on Wearside, fell through their home.
The couple had been sitting in the living room when they heard a horrific bang and felt their property shake.
Branches smashed through the building, into bedrooms and hallways, while roots from the ancient tree caused the guest house’s floors to lift.
Full details and more amazing pictures in today’s Sunderland Echo