Terry Jones' house crushed by tree
Monty Python star Terry Jones had a lucky escape over the weekend when a huge tree fell onto his London home while he was having dinner with his family.
The disaster occurred on Saturday evening shortly after the veteran comedian returned from a Christmas break in Sweden with his wife Anna Soderstrom and their three-year-old daughter Siri.
The 60-foot tree smashed into the family's house in Highgate, north London, hitting the garage and blocking the front door, leaving them no choice but to escape through one of the windows.
Jones admits his young daughter is lucky to be alive because the disaster could have been so much worse.
He says, "If it had been six feet taller it would have hit the roof, and Siri sleeps in that room. We were so lucky because she could have been killed.
"We heard a crashing noise. I had always been worried about that particular tree. We were so lucky to escape. It hit the garage wall and the ends of the branches were just touching the house front after hitting other trees on the way down. When we opened the front door all we could see was the tree... The only way you could get out of the road was by climbing through my front window."