Ross Hewitt from York was caught in the bizarre weather phenomenon walking down James Street which bombarded him with sharp icy objects. He took pictures are the giant stones battered vehicles in a nearby car park.
After taking one of the stones to the head, Ross picked it up and shows it to the camera as it takes a prominent position in the palm of his hand. Ross said: ‘It was jaw dropping.
‘I was walking to the car when it started and had one hailstone ping off the top of my head. ‘It stung like hell. I have never seen anything like it in the UK before, the size of them ranged from garden peas up to golf balls.