Filming crews have been spotted in a Bury park thought to be for a new Netflix crime series.

Crew members were seen in Manchester Road Park on Friday and the four-part series, Toxic Town, will be covering the Corby poisonings which was one of the UKs biggest environmental scandals.

The case occurred in 2009 when Corby Borough Council in North Northamptonshire was found to be liable in negligence, public nuisance and a breach of statutory duty by the High Court for its handling of the demolition of the steelworks.

Several families reached out of course settlements after they said their children had birth defects as a result of the toxic waste.

The series has been written by multi-award-winning writer Jack Thorne.

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Some of the stars featuring include Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who), Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty), Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) and Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey).

Toxic Town is a story about community, focusing on three mothers who take on a David and Goliath fight for justice.

By tracing through the years of their fight, a terrible truth comes to the surface - one of stinging injustice.

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Thorne said: "The Corby Toxic Waste Case is one of those moments in history that is defining.

“It showed our ability to close our eyes and ears to the safety of our people.

“It also showed the remarkable way that people will fight for what's right.

“Toxic Town tells the story of these funny, brave, incredible women and the way they scrapped for their children.

“It has been a true privilege working with the whole Broke & Bones family on this incredible story, and we are so grateful to Netflix for giving us the opportunity and support in telling it."

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