February 17, 2024 6.45 pm

A glimpse into policing’s yesteryears with Lincolnshire’s own legend

Patrick McNeill was on duty during an unforgettable petrol tanker incident in Lincoln in 1967

Stepping into Lincoln’s tri-service operational station, former police officer Patrick McNeill, 82, was transported back to a pivotal day in his career and the city’s history. On duty during the dramatic petrol tanker incident of July 6, 1967, McNeill’s first visit to the station turned into a vivid walk down memory lane.

Surrounded by historic photographs, including from that day and one featuring himself, he was reminded of the moment a petrol tanker lost control on Lindum Hill, flipping over and unleashing a river of fuel into the city.

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