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See the moment a Second World War shell was blown up in Preston

Posted on - 7th June, 2018 - 9:38pm | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Preston News, Ribbleton
Aerial view of the shell about to be exploded
Aerial view of the shell about to be exploded

The moment a Second World War shell was safely blown up in Preston has been captured on video.

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.

Read more: United Utilities roadworks causing long delays in Fulwood

A loud bang was heard across the city after the controlled explosion was carried out shortly before 7pm.

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