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Dudley businessman 'overwhelmed' by reaction to removal of landmark Chieftain tank

A Brierley Hill businessman and property owner said he has been 'overwhelmed' by the response to a landmark tank which has stood at the entrance to the industrial estate he sold last year being removed.

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The famous Chieftain tank complete with Union Jack which has now found a new home

The video of the Chieftain tank, which saw service in the Gulf War being taken on a truck from the Delph Industrial Estate has received over 200,000 views.

Tony Whittaker sold the site, which has has 40 units, for £7m in August last year and the tank was left standing at the entrance as it had become a familiar site to visitors and customers since 1994.

Now it has been sold as well and was towed away on Tuesday, with a video posted by Robert Cockburn of Bailey's Tackle Shop going viral and his and Tony's phones ringing 'non stop' since.

Watch the video posted by Bailey's Tackle Shop: