Twin brothers Ian and Stuart Paton get British Record for heaviest pumpkin (11 images)

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A pair of twins have broken the British record for the biggest pumpkin - but narrowly missed out on the world record by just 31lb.

The incredible gourd weighed in at a whopping 2,593.7lb, two and half times the size of a polar bear, beating the previous UK best of 2,433lb.

Ian and Stuart Paton, from Lymington in Hampshire's New Forest National Park, said they were 'extremely pleased' with their 'incredible beast'.

During its three-week growing peak, Ian...
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