Gianty spider and troll in Bishop Auckland as part of Hallows Haunt event

  A huge spider was spotted spreading terror – and delight – among families in a North East town at the weekend. 

The arachnid’s surprise appearance formed part of a unique Halloween event in Bishop Auckland.

Hallow’s Haunt took was held outside of No.42 on the town’s Market Place.

The event saw a huge troll and inflatable spider parade around the centre, much to the excitement of families and children.

A monstrous troll trudged around as many took pictures with the Halloween creation.

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Later the inflatable arachnid battled the conditions as the wind picked up and could be seen crawling around the Market Place.

The event was branded a “fantastic day” by organisers, adding: “Plus the sun was shining with was an added bonus.”

Check out our pictures of the event below:

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