FILM crews have been spotted in Glazebury as part of the production of a new ITV crime thriller adapted by the writer of Homeland.

Scenes were being filmed in Mill Close on Tuesday for The Tower starring Game of Thrones' Gemma Whelan, Emmett J. Scanlan, from Peaky Blinders and The Fall, Tahirah Sharif and Jimmy Akingbola.

The three-part series is based on Post Mortem – the first in Kate London’s Metropolitan series of novels – and has been written by Homeland writer Patrick Harbinson.

Kate London is a former Met police officer who finished her career working as part of a major investigation team on the homicide and serious crime command.

In The Tower’s breath-taking opening sequence, a veteran beat cop and a teenage girl fall to their deaths from a tower block in south-east London.

Left alive on the roof are a five-year-old boy and rookie police officer Lizzie Adama. Within hours, Lizzie has disappeared, and DS Sarah Collins is charged with leading the investigation and uncovering the truth behind the grisly deaths.