A giant statue of Jesus Christ with his arms outstretched may loom over London from Primrose Hill in a scene similar to that in Rio De Janeiro, if the Brazilian government gets its way.

It will be to celebrate the end of the London 2012 Olympic Games and mark the start of the hand over for Rio 2016.

Plans for the 30-foot sculpture, revealed by the Camden New Journal, will go before Camden Council's planning department for rubber stamping or rejection.

The project would be funded by Brazil's government.

Some residents are unhappy with the idea.

"I do not see why it should go there. I think it sounds unsuitable for a piece like this. It does not represent anything of England or Primrose Hill," Friends of Primrose Hill chairman Malcolm Kafetz told the Journal.

Primrose Hill is a sought-after suburb of north London, with many notable residents.

Both Miliband brothers, Ed and David, live in the area, as does actor Jude Law and model Kate Moss.