A GOLDEN postbox installed in Andy Murray's home town has been knocked over in a traffic accident. 

The shiny mail receptacle, in Dunblane, was installed in honour of the Scot's Olympic Gold Medal win at London 2012, when he beat Roger Federer.

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It was knocked loose from the pavement on Monday by a runaway car.

Shocked pedestrians stopped to take pictures of the gilded box, which has become a fixture in the town. 

HeraldScotland:

The Post Box was badly damaged Pics: Bennetts Butchers

A nearby butchers posted on social media: "It looks like the car rolled backwards down the hill without the driver. It was a hell of a thump and thank God that it missed the kids sitting beside it."

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It is understood that Royal Nail are aware of the incident.