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  • 29 April 2013, 10:24

World's biggest jigsaw puzzle collapses

A 40,000-piece jigsaw created for a world record attempt has collapsed, leaving the man who made it the gigantic task of putting it back together.

Dave Evans, from Weymouth, spent 35 days hand-cutting the wooden 19ft 6in by 8ft jigsaw, featuring 33 images of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Mr Evans was making minor adjustments to the puzzle, after noticing it had moved slightly on its sloped board home, when it completely collapsed.

He said: "My first reaction was to say 'worse things happen at sea' because all the information had already been sent off to Guinness World Records.

"It's one thing cutting the jigsaw but it's totally another thing for it to dismantle itself.

"I suppose the interesting thing is how long it will take to reassemble. I expect it will take about four days."

The jigsaw is due to go on display at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk in May before it is auctioned to raise money for Help for Heroes.