Lawyers could be getting involved in a row over a tank driven through Chester by student night promoters.

The University of Chester say the armoured vehicle was driven on to the Parkgate Road Campus without their permission.

Get Onit events patrolled the city centre in the tank ahead of an army-themed night at Rosies nightclub on September 30.

Cheshire Police moved the imposing personnel carrier on after it had blocked the entrance to the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

Students getting a tank ride from The Bouverie to Rosies on Wednesday (September 30)

A university statement said: “The University of Chester and Chester Students’ Union wish to make it explicitly clear the armoured vehicle seen in and around Chester city centre on Wednesday is totally unconnected to either organisation.

“It is understood the vehicle has been used by promoters, to advertise an army-themed event at a city nightclub and was aiming to recruit students.

“The university is currently considering its legal position.”

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Cheshire Police confirmed they were asked to move on what the university described as a ‘potential public safety hazard’ at 1.05pm.

Lottie Richards tweeted us this picture of the girls on the tank

Promoters with the tank sold wrist bands for the freshers week army night and invited onlookers to take their picture with the tank.

A Rosies spokeswoman said: “We apologise for any inconvenience or confusion caused as a result of a promotion for an Armed Forces themed night hosted at our venue.”

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The armoured carrier was supplied by, and it costs between £1,600 and £4,000 to hire.

According to their website the behemoth is kitted out with side fitted smoked glass fridge, twin DVDs, reversing cameras and a re-fitted interior.

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