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The St Jude storm claimed a spiteful victory in London this morning – by snatching away a giant beach ball.

The 10m wide inflatable had been attached to a building near Old Street station, but was seized from its moorings as the capital was struck by gales.

The untethered ball was spotted at around 6.30 am and is believed to have spent a good half hour bouncing around the roundabout, being photographed - and dodged - by surprised commuters.

It as eventually speared by Islington Council officials, Metro reported.

The ball was meant to symbolise the CO2 emissions a new £200million development would reduce.

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  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    EDITORS NOTE NUMBER PLATE PIXELATED BY PA PICTURE DESK: A general view of the scene in Hever, Kent, where a 17-year-old girl was killed when a tree blew on to the caravan where she was sleeping.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    A general view of police tape at the scene in Hever, Kent, where a 17-year-old girl was killed when a tree blew on to the caravan where she was sleeping.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    A general view of police at the scene in Hever, Kent, where a 17-year-old girl was killed when a tree blew on to the caravan where she was sleeping.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    A general view of police tape at the scene in Hever, Kent, where a 17-year-old girl was killed when a tree blew on to the caravan where she was sleeping.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    A lady with a child in a pram gets an unwelcomed soaking from a passing car in Gateacre, Liverpool after heavy rain fell over the country.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    Cars pass through flood waters after heavy rain fell in Gateacre, Liverpool.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    A lady with a child in a pram gets an unwelcomed soaking from a passing car in Gateacre, Liverpool after heavy rain fell over the country.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    Damaged cars on Francis Road in Leyton, east London, where scaffolding was blown down in the high winds, as the worst storm in years lashed the UK.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    Damaged cars on Francis Road in Leyton, east London, where scaffolding was blown down in the high winds, as the worst storm in years lashed the UK.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    Damaged cars on Francis Road in Leyton, east London, where scaffolding was blown down in the high winds, as the worst storm in years lashed the UK.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    Damaged brick work on Francis Road in Leyton, east London, where scaffolding was blown down in the high winds, as the worst storm in years lashed the UK.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    A lady with a child in a pram gets an unwelcomed soaking from a passing car in Gateacre, Liverpool after heavy rain fell over the country.

  • Scotland Escapes 'St Jude' Storm

    TROON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Members of the public walk along the Troon South beach on October 28, 2013 in Troon, Scotland. Scotland is set to miss the effects of the storm which is hitting the south of Britain, with gusts of 80mph winds causing travel disruption. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    DOVER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: A child is blown over as large waves, produced by storm force winds, break against the harbour wall on October 28, 2013 in Dover, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places.. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    HOVE, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: A tree blocks the road after an overnight storm on October 28, 2013 in Hove, United Kingdom. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    HOVE, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: A tree blocks the road after an overnight storm on October 28, 2013 in Hove, United Kingdom. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    HOVE, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: A tree blocks the road after an overnight storm on October 28, 2013 in Hove, United Kingdom. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    HOVE, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: A tree blocks the road after an overnight storm on October 28, 2013 in Hove, United Kingdom. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

  • FRANCE-WEATHER-ENERGY

    An electric company worker repairs power lines damaged during an overnight storm which passed over northwestern France and Britain, on October 28, 2013, in Fourches, northwestern France. More than 300,000 homes were left without power in Britain and France today and trains and planes were cancelled as a superstorm battered the region, leaving at least one person dead. AFP PHOTO / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU (Photo credit should read CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    UNSPECIFIED, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Barclays cycle hire bikes are submerged by a fallen tree as Britain faces travel chaos after severe weather conditions on October 28, 2013 in Lambeth, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: A fallen tree blocks a road as Britain faces travel chaos after severe weather conditions on October 28, 2013 in Lambeth, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: A fallen tree is pictured as Britain faces travel chaos after severe weather conditions on October 28, 2013 in Lambeth, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Barclays cycle hire bike cycle station is submerged by a fallen tree as Britain faces travel chaos after severe weather conditions on October 28, 2013 in Lambeth, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: A fallen tree has caused a devastating gas explosion in west London, destroying three homes in Bath Road, Hounslow on October 28, 2013 in London, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: People walk past the debris of fallen trees in Bath Road, Hounslow on October 28, 2013 in London, England. A fallen tree has caused a devastating gas explosion in west London, destroying three homes Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: A car crushed by a fallen tree, following an overnight storm across southern England, in Camden Square on October 28, 2013 in London, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Marion Macdonald/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Firefighters begin securing the area after a fallen tree has caused a devastating gas explosion in west London, destroying three homes in Bath Road, Hounslow on October 28, 2013 in London, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Firefighters begin securing the area after a fallen tree has caused a devastating gas explosion in west London, destroying three homes in Bath Road, Hounslow on October 28, 2013 in London, England. Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Strong Winds And Heavy Rain Hit England and Wales

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: People walk past the debris of fallen trees in Bath Road, Hounslow on October 28, 2013 in London, England. A fallen tree has caused a devastating gas explosion in west London, destroying three homes Approximately 220,000 homes are without power and two deaths have been recorded after much of southern England has been affected by a severe storm. Transport links on road, rail, air and sea have been severely disrupted by hurricane-force winds that have almost reached 100 mph in places. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    Waves crash on the sea wall behind The Cobb in Lyme Regis, southern England, on October 28, 2013 after a storm struck. More than 300,000 homes were left without power across northern Europe and trains and planes cancelled as a fierce storm battered the region, leaving at least three people dead. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    Fire fighters use a crane to survey a house struck by a fallen tree following a storom in Hounslow, west London, on October 28, 2013. More than 300,000 homes were left without power across northern Europe and trains and planes cancelled as a fierce storm battered the region, leaving at least three people dead. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    Fire fighters survey a house struck by a fallen tree following a storom in Hounslow, west London, on October 28, 2013. More than 300,000 homes were left without power across northern Europe and trains and planes cancelled as a fierce storm battered the region, leaving at least three people dead. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    Traffic queues on a main route into London by the towers of London's financial district Canary Wharf on October 28, 2013 after a strong storm causes travel disruption. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    A construction crane lays on top of the cabinet office government building after collapsing in high winds during a storm in central London on October 28, 2013. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    A construction crane lays on top of the cabinet office government building after collapsing in high winds during a storm in central London on October 28, 2013. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    A cyclist passes as a construction crane lays on top of the cabinet office government building after collapsing in high winds during a storm in central London on October 28, 2013. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    A passerby takes a picture of a construction crane lying on top of the cabinet office government building after collapsing in high winds during a storm in central London on October 28, 2013. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    Traffic queues on a main route into London by the towers of London's financial district Canary Wharf (L) on October 28, 2013 after a strong storm causes travel disruption. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    A fallen tree blocks a road due to the overnight storm in Brighton, southern England on October 28, 2013. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    A fallen tree blocks a road due to the overnight storm in Brighton, southern England on October 28, 2013. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    A fallen tree blocks a road due to the overnight storm in Brighton, southern England on October 28, 2013. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    A fallen tree blocks a road due to the overnight storm in Brighton, southern England on October 28, 2013. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    A fallen tree blocks a road due to the overnight storm in Brighton, southern England on October 28, 2013. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    A fallen tree blocks a road due to the overnight storm in Brighton, southern England on October 28, 2013. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-WEATHER

    A fallen tree blocks a road due to the overnight storm in Brighton, southern England on October 28, 2013. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    A car is crushed under a fallen tree due to the storm affecting parts of the UK, in Hornsey, north London.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    A car is crushed under a fallen tree due to the storm affecting parts of the UK, in Hornsey, north London.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    A car is crushed under a fallen tree due to the storm affecting parts of the UK, in Hornsey, north London.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    A car is crushed under a fallen tree due to the storm affecting parts of the UK, in Hornsey, north London.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    A fallen tree in St George's Square, Pimlico, London, as more than 40,000 homes are without power and commuters are facing severe travel disruption after the worst storm in years lashed the UK.

  • Autumn weather Oct 28th

    A fallen tree in St George's Square, Pimlico, London, as more than 40,000 homes are without power and commuters are facing severe travel disruption after the worst storm in years lashed the UK.