Gromit Unleashed 2 sculptures fetch £1.3 million

More than 600 people turned up to make bids for their favourite sculptures Credit: ITV West Country

This year's Gromit Unleashed trail sculptures raised £1.3 million at auction, bringing the overall total for the Grand Appeal to £1.62 million.

Last night's auction got off to a good start with the first lot - Wallace Space Oddi-tea selling for a stunning £24,000.

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Prices continued to rise as Wallambard and A Grand Tribute both sold for £55,000 each.

Overall the trail raised £1.62 million which will go to supporting charities across the city including Bristol Children's Hospital.

These sculptures stole the show Credit: ITV West Country

Co-founder of Aardman Animation Peter Lord congratulated all winners and thanked a few familiar faces.

This year Bristol engineers created a series of animatronic figures including a flying Gromit.

Each one was developed by a team of engineers from Rolls Royce, Renishaw and the University of Bristol.

In total 67 sculptures of Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw were on show across Bristol.