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Delce Road, Rochester, near Star Hill set to be closed for a week after rubble fell from Elim Pentecostal Church.

A road in Rochester looks set to be closed for a week after bricks and rubble fell from the front of a building.

The police were called out to Delce Road, in Rochester at its junction with Star Hill after rubble fell from the Elim Pentecostal Church.

It is understood some bricks fell off at about 4.30am after strong winds but later, at about 8.30am, more rubble fell into the road. No one was injured during the incident.

Bricks and rubble fell from the church.
Bricks and rubble fell from the church.

The religious building, which is Grade II listed, was built in 1856 and is made of ragstone.

Officers were sent to the scene and closed the road from the junction with King Street and Star Hill.

Motorists are being advised to find alternative routes and the 145 Warren Wood buses have had to be re-routed along The Cut and on to City Way and will then join Star Hill to continue its normal route to Chatham.

Elim Pentacostal Church.
Elim Pentacostal Church.

A spokesman for police said: “Officers were called at 8.15am to a report that brick work had come away from a building in Delce Road near the junction with Star Hill.

“No injuries have been reported but officers have closed the road due to an amount of brickwork that is in the road.

“The local authority has been informed.”

A spokesman for Medway Council added: "A fence has been put up around the church and the road will remain closed for a week from King Street to Star Hill as a safety precaution.

“Church representatives have been contacted and a fence has been put up around affected area of the church until its insurance company can do an assessment on Monday.

“Buses have also been re-directed along The Cut.”

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