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Britain's biggest pumpkin caused traffic chaos when it fell off its trailer and into a busy road.
The giant gourd, which weighs as much as a Fiat 500, blocked traffic when the trailer it was being transported on tipped over.
The 2,656lbs squash (1,205kg), grown by Ian and Stuart Paton from Lymington, Hants, was travelling back from being weighed in Berkshire, where it was officially confirmed as the UK's heaviest ever.
Twins Ian and Stuart, 61, only missed out on achieving a new world record with the pumpkin by 47lbs.
The gourd - which was being moved to Sunnyfields Farm near Southampton, Hants, for a pumpkin festival - escaped with only minor 'bruising'.
Twins Polly and Etta on top of the giant pumpkin. The 2,656lbs squash (1,205kg) was grown by Ian and Stuart Paton from Lymington, Hants