Leicester's New Walk towers topple in amazing controlled explosion

Leicester's New Walk Towers have been razed to the ground in an incredible controlled explosion this morning - find all the 'buiild up' and the 'blow down' here >>>

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'Apocalypse' Leicester's dust covered deserted streets

A scene more reminiscent of a disaster movie than Leicester city centre! Credit: Leigh Spencer

These eerie photographs were sent in by Leigh Spencer, who filmed this morning's blast from Leicester's Pocklingtons Walk.

The surrounding roads are coated in a thick layer of grey dust Credit: Leigh Spencer
A deserted street near the exclusion zone in Leicester Credit: Leigh Spencer
Leigh said he got covered in dust - as his camera bag shows! Credit: Leigh Spencer
The shot shows crowds of people looking on from Pocklingtons Walk as the towers tumbled Credit: Leigh Spencer

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