A CONVOY transporting panel presses weighing a total of 190 tonnes slowly made its way through Swindon today.

The abnormal load travelled into town via junction 15 and onto the A419 before heading northbound towards Rat Trap.

Landlord Marc Richardson snapped a few photos of the unusual sight as it passed his pub and went down Highworth Road, Hobley Drive and then Swindon Road before arriving at the final destination of the BMW plant.

The convoy consisted of two loads, both 4.9m wide and weighing 80 tonnes and 110 tonnes respectively, along with tractor units and associated private and police escort vehicles.