RESIDENTS have expressed their shock after footage has emerged of a lorry backing into a garden wall and fence.

The footage shows a vehicle knocking down brickwork and part of a garden fence at Haydock Lane while trying to turn around at the location.

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The incident is believed to have happened shortly after midday today (Monday, October 21).

Footage has been circulated on social media of the incident.

Residents have voiced their shock at the incident this afternoon.

Nearby resident Vinny Murphy said: "It is horrific off the East Lancs. They've closed it off and they are cutting down here to get away.

"Haydock Lane is a rat run, we are constantly bombarded with HGVs turning round.

"We have said all along that this is going to happen.

"There could have been children in the garden behind that wall."