This is Lancashire: inside look into how race riot Battle of Bamber Bridge in 1943 led to the fatal shooting of a black American soldier

This is an inside look into how the Battle of Bamber Bridge during World War Two led to a black American soldier being murdered.

Gun fire ripped through Station Road on June 24th, 1943, between white American military police officers and Black soldiers stationed at a base in the town.

Lancashire Post spoke with Clinton Smith, chairperson of Preston Black History Group, for more insight into how the violence began and ended in the fatal shooting of Private William Crossland.

See the above video for the full details.

The Battle of Bamber Bridge in 1943 began in Ye Olde Hob Inn in Station Road.