A tower crane collapsed on Beaufort Road in Kingston Tuesday evening (December 10) amid high winds and driving rain.

Reports surfaced around 4.30pm on Tuesday of a crane partially collapsing on the Beaufort Road development in Kingston.

The crane was believed to be on a private building site near Kingston University’s Penrhyn Road campus.

Surrey Comet: Image: Jon TolleyImage: Jon Tolley

Responding to a request from the Comet, a spokesperson for London Fire Brigade (LFB) confirmed that they were in attendance at the scene and offered further details of the situation and their response.

"We were called at 16.15 to reports of a tower crane collapsing into a building under construction on Beaufort Road," the LFB spokesperson said.

"Two fire engines and two fire rescue units attended. Still ongoing," they added.

Speaking to the Comet, KU Faculty Support Officer Helen Miller said that she had seen the tower crane partially collapsed as emergency services responded to the incident.

"There are fire engines and police cars there and they have cordoned the road off now," she told the Comet around 5pm on Tuesday evening.

The Met Police, Kingston Council and KU were contacted for comment.