Actor Tom Hardy praises Lancashire's firefighting heroes

Tom Hardy, who has starred in blockbusters Dunkirk and the Dark Knight Rises, thanked the firefighters PIC: Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy, who has starred in blockbusters Dunkirk and the Dark Knight Rises, thanked the firefighters PIC: Tom Hardy

A Hollywood legend has paid tribute to Lancashire's firefighting heroes who have been battling the blaze at Winter Hill.

Tom Hardy, who has starred in blockbusters Dunkirk and the Dark Knight Rises, thanked the firefighters via his Instagram account and gave a special mention to Laura Herdman at Padiham Fire Station.

The star said: "Show of support to firefighters all shout to Laura Herdman and all her team currently at Winter Hill, Part of Padiham Fire Station all Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

"Show of support to all stations from around the country mobilised to the moors in order to control it, and the military in support; its hot out never mind in full PPE.

"Thoughts with you. And Thank you for your service and hard work."

Firefighter Laura Herdman said on Twitter that the message felt slightly surreal.

She said: "Slightly surreal when Tom Hardy personally mentions your name in a message of support for myself, my crew at Padiham and colleagues from Lancshire and all other services battling the fire at Winter hill."