Lorry plunges into Bristol’s harbour

A lorry understood to have come from Wales plunged into the water at Bristol’s Floating Harbour. The large HGV was left hanging off the quay with its cab wheels just gripping onto dry land and its rear end submerged in the water. This incident happened on the edge of Millennium Square, outside the V-shed Wetherspoons pub on the corner by the Revolucion de Cuba restaurant.

The vehicle that plunged into the Bristol Harbour early on Thursday morning is reportedly the costume trailer for Stephen Merchant’s TV series The Outlaws. Bristol Live reported that the lorry is understood to have come from Wales. :Live updates as Pontypridd streets closed off after person hands grenade into police station The lorry is owned by Wandering Star Facilities, who leased it to TV vehicle support group ADF for the Bristol-based production of the series.

ADF has an office and workshop in Bridgend. It’s understood the driver has been left shaken but not injured, A production spokesperson for The Outlaws said: “An accident occurred involving one of our production vehicles.

No-one was hurt or in the vehicle.

An HGV in Bristol Harbour Lorry plunges into Bristol's harbourThe vehicle that plunged into the Bristol Harbour early this morning is reportedly the costume trailer for Stephen Merchant’s TV series The Outlaws. Lorry plunges into Bristol's harbourLorry being winched out of Bristol Harbour

“We are investigating what happened and working on removing the vehicle as quickly and safely as possible.” A fuel truck arrived to remove around 1,000 litres of diesel from the lorry so that it could be recovered from the water. Fire engines and a fireboat were on-site as a precaution – the fire service has warned that as-yet-unknown issues may affect the recovery of the HGV.

By 3pm, the lorry had been pulled clear out of the water, with the end hovering over the side.

Lorry plunges into Bristol's harbour

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