Sword in the 'Stoneygate' found in Preston

The sword was discovered on Stoneygate
The sword was discovered on Stoneygate

A council worker in Preston may soon be claiming their royal right to the throne after an unusual discovery in the city centre.

The member of the street cleaning crew was working on Tuesday, September 26 when they stumbled across a sword in the ground in Stoneygate.

Although the worker retrieved the sword with ease, it is still as yet unknown whether they will be able to take up their royal seat as per the Arthurian legend.

While the "Sword in the Stoneygate" is unlikely to actually be a contender for Excalibur it didn't stop Lancashire Police from having a little fun.

In a Tweet they said: "Found stuck in ground by a Preston Council worker. Currently stored at police station whilst the finder researches his right to the throne."

A Preston City Council spokesman confirmed a worker had made the 'sir-prising' find.

He said: “The sword was found by a street cleaning crew on Stoneygate. Sometimes they do come across unusual objects but this was clearly something that needed reporting to the Police.”

The sword is being kept in a safe place by Preston Police until its rightful owner is found.