Octopus breaks down in Oxford Circus

Lorry towing giant octopus breaks down in Oxford Circus

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Lorry towing giant octopus breaks down in Oxford Circus
3rd June 2014

A traffic jam was caused in Oxford Circus this morning after a lorry broke down carrying an unusual load – a giant octopus.

The vehicle towing the eight-legged model was caught on traffic cameras after it came to a stop in the middle of the road at about 9.15am.

The lorry was moved 10 minutes later and was blocking lane one on Regent Street northbound at Margaret Street.

@TFL reported the news on its Twitter account. 

Roman Self-Drive, the vehicle hire service transporting the polystyrene octopus, told The Independent they were aware one of their vans were being used to transport a giant octopus around London, and believed it may be related to the World Cup.

The octopus was apparently being delivered to bookmaker Betfair, according to Prexamples

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