Sittingbourne's landmark water tower demolished

Water tower in Sittingbourne
Image caption Construction work began on the paper mill site ahead of the demolition

A 180ft (54m) water tower in Kent, which was once part of the largest paper mill in the world, has been demolished in a controlled explosion.

The structure in Sittingbourne was brought down at 06:30 BST in order to make way for a multi-million pound redevelopment of the site.

The mill closed five years ago after producing paper on the site for more than 130 years.

New homes, leisure facilities and a superstore will be built in its place.

Construction work has already begun on the site.

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