VIDEO: Sandstorm on Seaton Carew beach as gales hit Hartlepool

GALE-FORCE winds whipped up the sand on Seaton Carew beach to create a sandstorm effect.

Photographer Tom Collins headed to the shore to capture this short video of the fierce gusts.

Sand is blown across Seaton Carew beach where dog walkers were out for a stroll.

Sand is blown across Seaton Carew beach where dog walkers were out for a stroll.

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