Squidlock: Octopus Halts Traffic

A betting company have said sorry after a lorry carrying a giant polystyrene octopus broke down at Oxford Circus during the morning rush-hour.

Oxford Circus Octopus

The eight legged creature became stranded just after 9am on Tuesday 3 June 2014, causing delays around the busy Oxford Street and Regent Street.

The octopus was being transported through London after being used by online betting company Betfair.

Transport for London's advice was to "approach with care".

The Octopus was later moved out of the way and Betfair apologised for any inconvenience caused by the prop, which is being used for an upcoming ad campaign.

Recently Played Tracks

  • Pointer Sisters I'm So Excited

    Now

  • The Calling Wherever You Will Go

    07:33

  • Little Mix Black Magic

    07:29

  • Rag N Bone Man Skin

    07:25

Stay tuned...

Watch heart TV

  • Now playing: The best feel good music

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Advertise Advertise in London

Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.

Follow Heart on Twitter