TRICK or treaters in a village near Ashbourne would have been stopped in their tracks when they caught sight of a giant pumpkin by the side of the road.
The monster vegetable, which is thought to weigh more than 250lb and measures around 3ft across, was grown in Sudbury and transported by agricultural contractor Nick Brown to stand outside his house over Halloween.
Mr Brown, from The Common in Marston Montgomery had to use a quad bike to move the huge pumpkin and said it has been drawing plenty of attention.
He said: “I think it’s caused a lot of amazement and the sheer size of it has really shocked folk. There’s been no end of people taking pictures of it.”
Mr Brown had to use a shovel to cut into the pumpkin and remove its innards, which tipped the scales at 44lb.
He then rigged up a car battery to supply electricity to a light inside it.