Lorry stuffed with props for BBC falls off Bristol harbour into water below

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A lorry carrying costumes for a new BBC show accidentally reversed off the edge of a harbour in Bristol, and was left partially submerged.

Production for the second season of the BBC One show 'The Outlaws' starring Stephen Merchant was thrown into chaos after the large production HGV ended up in the water.

Pictures showed the vehicle in an awkward position, balanced precariously between the water and the walkway of the floating harbour in Bristol.

No one was hurt. (SWNS)
No one was hurt. (SWNS)
Several cranes were required to pull the lorry out of the water. (SWNS)
Several cranes were required to pull the lorry out of the water. (SWNS)

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Witnesses said it appeared to have somehow reversed through the barriers, with the driver's cabin left teetering on the edge.

Filming was taking place in the area and production staff have now confirmed the vehicle was full of costumes from The Outlaws.

Season One is due to premiere on BBC One on Monday, 25 October 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.

The driver was 'shaken' but unhurt. (SWNS)
The driver was 'shaken' but unhurt. (SWNS)
The lorry was carrying costumes for a BBC show. (SWNS)
The lorry was carrying costumes for a BBC show. (SWNS)

"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 Wetherspoons pub, in sight of Peros Bridge.

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Avon Fire and Rescue were sent to the scene on Thursday morning to assist with the incident.

The driver of the vehicle is reportedly 'shaken up but not injured' according to police.

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

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