Lloyds Bank in Derby closed as piece of building falls off

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A Lloyds Bank branch in Derby is closed and cordoned off after a piece of the building appears to have fallen onto the ground.

Structural engineers and workmen are at the Iron Gate branch although the bank itself is closed to the public.

It looks as if a piece of the facade above the bank’s entrance has come away and fallen off.

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It is likely that the bank has been closed as a precautionary safety measure.

We have called Lloyds Bank headquarters to confirm the cause of the closure and find out when it is likely to reopen.

The nearest Lloyds Bank is a four-minute walk away in St Peter’s Street.

Julie Brown, 55, told our reporter Tom Bokros: "I go in that bank so I’m personally affected, but not in a big way. I just went to the other bank down the road.

"Something like this could be extremely dangerous. We’ve had a lot of high wind recently so that could have caused it.

"It’s just one of those things unfortunately. There’s no blame here, I’m just glad that nobody was hurt."