Giant 140-year-old redwood tree obliterated by lightning strike in Sussex

A giant 140-year-old redwood tree at a National Trust park was obliterated by a lightning strike.

The tree was “left in tatters” in Sheffield Park, east of Haywards Heath, after storms battered Sussex last week.

The 38-metre tree was snapped in several pieces but staff hope it could still regrow.

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