The moment a Second World War shell was safely blown up in Preston has been captured on video.Advertisement
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have released footage from the scene off Longridge Road, at Ribbleton.
Tim Murrell from the fire service said the footage came from the service’s drone, which was watching from above as the bomb squad from Chester did their job.
Preston Police said a cordon was put up near the Recycling Lives complex around 2pm.
If you heard a loud bang to the east of #Preston this evening it was a WWI shell being destroyed by the staff of Chester Troop EOD. Footage from the @LancashireFRS @aeryonlabs #Drone using x30 zoom @LancsPolice @BritishArmy @Lancs_FireDCFO @BBCNews @itvnews @SkyNews @LFRS_DRONE pic.twitter.com/Ru9bykS5Rf
— Tim Murrell (@LFRS_Tim) June 7, 2018
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A loud bang was heard across the city after the controlled explosion was carried out shortly before 7pm.