Hot air balloon lands in Stevenage town centre

The hot air balloon landing in Stevenage. PICTURE: Jason Smith.

The hot air balloon landing in Stevenage. PICTURE: Jason Smith. - Credit: Archant

Crowds gathered to watch as a hot air balloon landed in Stevenage town centre earlier this evening.

The hot air balloon landed in Danestrete, PICTURE: Jeremy Williams.

The hot air balloon landed in Danestrete, PICTURE: Jeremy Williams. - Credit: Archant

Spectators were left a little surprised as the unexpected visitor landed at about 8pm in Danestrete.

Jeremy Williams took this photo after it landed.

Jeremy Williams took this photo after it landed. - Credit: Archant

Jeremy Williams said: “I saw it from my window, so went out to have a look. A small crowd gathered to watch it being rolled up with the help.

“Someone says it just ran out of wind and made a controlled landing in the road.”

A crew from Stevenage Fire Station assisted.