Lorry full of costumes for BBC show plunges into Bristol harbour

The unfortunate accident has thrown filming into chaos.

10/21/2021 11:40:00 PM

The lorry crashed through the railing near Peros Bridge

The unfortunate accident has thrown filming into chaos.

SharesFilming for The Outlaws has been thrown into chaos after one of its production lorries fell off the side of Bristol Harbour (Picture: PA/SWNS)A lorry containing costumes for a hit BBC show has fallen into the harbour in Bristol.The HGV crashed through a railing and was seen straddling the edge of the wall, with much of its base submerged in the water.

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The accident has thrown filming for the show ‘The Outlaws’ – starring Stephen Merchant – into chaos.It is thought many of the outfits worn by the cast were being stored in the lorry at the time.Witnesses said the vehicle appeared to have somehow reversed through the barriers and was left teetering on the edge.

David Hill, who lives nearby, walked to the scene after hearing sirens and said he ‘(has not) seen anything like it before’.Referencing the moment a statue of slave trader Edward Colston was toppled into the port during a Black Lives Matter protest in 2020, the 37-year-old head of marketing said: ‘I’ve seen people go into the harbour, even a statue, but never a lorry. headtopics.com

‘I was just heading out of the door on my way to work, and made a small detour out of curiosity to see what happened.Rescue workers were attempting to salvage the lorry this afternoon (Picture: Getty Images Europe)Filming for the second series of the BBC show had bene taking place in Bristol (Picture: Getty Images Europe)

‘There were several fire engines, a couple of ambulances and police cars, and then right in front of me was the partially submerged lorry.’The Outlaws is a comic crime thriller starring Merchant as Greg and Christopher Walken as Frank.Its first series is due to premiere on BBC One on Monday, October 25 at 9pm – and filming had been taking place in Bristol for the second season.

A production spokesperson said: ‘An accident occurred involving one of our production vehicles.Witnesses said the lorry somehow managed to reserve straight through the barrier (Picture: SWNS)Stephen Merchant’s new show starts next week‘No one was hurt or in the vehicle. We are investigating what happened and working on removing the vehicle as quickly and safely as possible.’

The incident happened next to the ‘Revolucion de Cuba’ and just along from the ‘V-Shed’ JD Whetherspoons pub, in sight of Peros Bridge.Avon Fire and Rescue were sent to the scene this morning to assist with the incident.The driver of the vehicle is reportedly ‘shaken up but not injured’, according to police. headtopics.com

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Recovery of the vehicle was launched with a large salvage truck arriving to remove it from the water via crane and winch. Read more: Metro »

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