Unfortunately by the time I had found a dragonfly id guide after taking the first lot of photos and realised it was important to take a photo of the underside of the head and mouthparts to work out the type of labium, the exuvia had fallen off the barbecue and was now in two parts - so a very blurred picture of underside of the head.
My dragonfly identification skills are not particularly good and this is the first time I have attempted to identify which species may have emerged from an exuvia so if anyone can enlighten me more on which species this may be please leave a comment.
Edit - Apologies for the strange appearance of this post - whilst checking it in Preview half the typing seems to be in blue (no idea why!!).
FSC Guide to dragonflies and damselflies of Britain
WildGuides - Britain's Dragonflies by David Smallshire and Andy Swash published by English Nature
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