A ST Helens restaurant was forced to close after a tree came crashing down on its roof today (Saturday, April 6).

Staff at the Toby Carvery Waterside on East Lancashire Road confirmed the premises would remain shut while the tree was removed. 

No one was injured in the incident. 

Storm Kathleen caused strong winds to sweep in across the north of the UK with 73mph gusts recorded in Drumalbin, Lanarkshire. 

Major travel disruption has followed, with flights cancelled at airports including Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Belfast City.

A weather warning covering the north-west and south-west of England and parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, remains in place until 10pm on Saturday.

A further yellow warning for wind has been issued for north-west Scotland on Sunday between 9am and 3pm, with gusts of up to 70mph expected again, according to the Met Office.