Police water cannon used to control riots in Northern Ireland sold on eBay | Offbeat News

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An historic 26-tonne truck with a water cannon has been sold on-line for £3,100.

The fortified police car was used to control riots in Northern Ireland in 1970 however, after 20 years outdoors a museum in Humberside, it’s in want of restoration.

The successful bid was one among 12 positioned for the Royal Ulster Constabulary truck, which is the one recognized instance of its type in existence.

Army tools specialists Allsops of Bolton stated that they had initially purchased the 1970 Foden Pyrene on impulse at an public sale.

Jonathan Allsop stated: “We’ve got had a number of enquiries, lots of people have come ahead and advised us in regards to the engine.

“It has restoration potential and to be fairly trustworthy it needs to be restored.”

Mr Allsop’s Lancashire-based firm restores previous army automobiles, lots of them from the Second World Struggle.

“It was an impulse buy,” he stated. “I had by no means seen one earlier than.”