PICTURED: Late night jogger closes Blackwall Tunnel

A picture of the runner (by TfLTrafficNews)

A picture of the runner (by TfLTrafficNews)

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A night time jogger closed the Blackwall Tunnel in the early hours of this morning after running through the river crossing.

Transport for London announced shortly after 3am that it was closing the tunnel northbound "due to a pedestrian having a slow jog".

Their image appears to show a man running with a bag dangling from one hand.

The runner's stupid stunt was met with widespread derision on social network sites.

Tweeter @durranee wrote: "Let the traffic in, I'm sure it'll turn into a sprint."

And @lucyfrancis_tri  joked: "took a wrong turn in training :-)"

Last week the tunnel - which is only open to motor vehicles - was closed by a dimwitted cyclist.

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9:51am Tue 1 Jul 14

caz b says...

He is clearly not jogging he has a bag hanging over his left shoulder and a carrier bag
He is clearly not jogging he has a bag hanging over his left shoulder and a carrier bag caz b
  • Score: 11

11:12am Wed 2 Jul 14

concerned.erith says...

Is he, or is he related to the cyclist?
Is he, or is he related to the cyclist? concerned.erith
  • Score: 1

12:28pm Wed 2 Jul 14

madras says...

Should have used the other tunnel, it has walkway (on either side, I think) - not that it's for the public use...
Should have used the other tunnel, it has walkway (on either side, I think) - not that it's for the public use... madras
  • Score: 1

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