A bomb explosion was live streamed by a regional daily using a new technological innovation.
The Mail had received a tip about the Royal Logistic Corp bomb squad, pictured below, being in the village of Wheatley after the discovery of a mortar in a family shed.
Assistant news editor Peter Truman had discovered the Periscope app, which live streams to a web page from an iPhone and can receive messages from viewers, a few days earlier.
Reporter Michael Race was sent out and quickly found the field where the Army was working to detonate the explosive.
Switching Periscope on, Michael kept a commentary going for half an hour, describing what was happening and answering questions from viewers, before the mortar was detonated.
Said Peter: “I saw a Twitter user talking about Periscope saying they were watching a live feed of the explosion in New York’s East Village.
“It sounded like a great platform for breaking news so I downloaded the app and then we had to wait for a story that might work.
“Michael did a great job providing audio as he essentially filmed a field for minutes on end.
“But it was worth it as we captured a bomb detonation on camera while people watched live on their mobiles.”
The footage was later edited to a video package of about 90 seconds, which was then shared on both the Mail’s website and Facebook.