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Apocalyptic hailstorm destroys 6.3 million apples at Stocks Farm in Worcestershire, UK

The entire apple harvest was destroyed in four minutes Credit: Ali Capper
A couple who run a farm in Malvern Hills have been left devastated after a hail storm destroyed their entire apple harvest.
6.3 million apples were destroyed in the storm Credit: Ali Capper
Ali and Richard Capper say their orchard had been filled with around 6.3 million apples before the four minute storm over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The Capper family have lived at Stocks Farms for 53 years and Richard has farmed there since leaving Agricultural College more than 20 years ago.
The couple, who live on the farm with their two children, are hoping they can sell what’s left of their apple harvest to a cidermaker.
The Capper family have lived on the farm for more than 50 years Credit: Ali Capper
Courtesy of itv.com