Tahnie Martin, 29, was struck by section of water tank cover that fell from roof of building in Wolverhampton last year

An “absence of maintenance” played a role in the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a rotten building panel torn loose by strong winds, an inquest jury has found.

Jurors were told that the section of a water tank cover, similar in size to a dining table, hit Tahnie Martin after falling from the roof of a six-storey building in Wolverhampton city centre during Storm Doris in February.

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