PICTURES: Collapsed brick wall leaves rubble strewn across pavement

The wall in Cricket Road, Cowley, fell at some point yesterday (Monday, January 1) and left the entire pavement blocked off with rubble.

Some of the bricks even reached the road and the debris was not cleared until after 10am today.

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Oxford Mail: The wall in Cricket Road collapsed on MondayThe wall in Cricket Road collapsed on Monday (Image: Public)

Oxford Mail: The debris was not cleared until after 10am on TuesdayThe debris was not cleared until after 10am on Tuesday (Image: Public)

An eyewitness who came across the damage said: “Looks like because of wind this building wall collapsed as the bricks have fallen down even reaching the road.”

The wall is attached to the side of a building that used to be run by Medina News & Halal Meat Centre, a corner shop.

The shop closed after a one-star food hygiene report in 2018 when inspectors said it was selling rotting fruit ‘not fit for human consumption’.

Building work is currently underway and a ‘To Let’ has been put outside the building.

Oxford Mail: The wall is attached to the side of a former corner shopThe wall is attached to the side of a former corner shop (Image: Public)

Oxford Mail: Construction work is under way at the buildingConstruction work is under way at the building (Image: Public)

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