Storm Doris might have bought the worst weather to west London, but it did not stop Ruislip residents bringing out the best of their community spirit after coming to a resident's aid whose wall had toppled over.

Ruislip resident Bill Flynn was walking in Tiverton road on Thursday (February 23) when he noticed a lady trying to clear the walkway after an entire brick wall had come down in wind speeds of more than 70mph.

After resolving she might need some assistance, a team of helpers were assembled from the area and spent part of the evening clearing the damage.

Mr Flynn said: "Her husband was on his way home but was some distance away and she had 3,500 bricks all over the pavement to clear up.

"I just thought she could do with some help."

Residents spent some of their evening clearing it up brick by brick, making sure the resident was alone in doing so. Pic: Bill Flynn

He put a call out on a Ruislip Facebook group asking if people could help her.

He wrote: "The lady is on her own and would very much appreciate the help of some local residents to help clear up the mess if you could spare half an hour also please do."

Children and adults came together to help the woman deal with the aftermath of Storm Doris' battering. Pic: Bill Flynn

After the mess was successfully cleared, others in the group praised the team for their community spirit.

Mary Brimble wrote: "It's lovely to read about all the people coming together to help.

"That's one thing I've noticed, when push comes to shove you see the best in your neighbours."

Mandy Purnell added: "Well done to all who helped, community spirit does still exist."

London's emergency services faced several incidents across west London on Thursday after the "weather bomb" made its impact, leaving a trails of destruction.

Heathrow flights were cancelled and travel disruptions left commuters in despair across Euston and Marylebone stations.

London Fire Brigade said it attended more than 200 Storm Doris related incidents across the capital by 7pm yesterday.

A pedestrian narrowly avoided this tree after it was felled by strong winds

Trees had fallen in Isleworth and Uxbridge and the roof of a Costa Coffee in Kilburn tore off in powerful gusts , seeing the A5 close for around 2 hours whilst fire engines dealt with roof debris.

A man was also taken to hospital with head injuries outside Victoria Station after he was hit by flying debris .

The Met Office forecast the cloud to thicken, with a few outbreaks of rain possible and an unsettled weekend ahead.

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