Abandoned Packard Motor Car manufacturing plant, Detroit
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Detroit luxury car plant lies in ruins

Detroit has now become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, owing at least 18 billion dollars.

It was once the home of the thriving American car industry and the base of Motown records.

But Detroit has now become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least $18bn (£12bn).

Years of economic problems have led to more than half the population moving away and thousands of properties lying empty.

Michelle Fleury visited the abandoned Packard manufacturing plant, once producing luxury cars at the heart of Detroit's motor car industry.