Quirky News

  • 3 January 2013, 11:30

The things that hotel guests leave behind...

Harry Potter's wand /Rex

Harry Potter's original wand, a micro pig and breast implants top a bizarre list of items left in hotels across Britain last year.

Budget chain Travelodge says a winning EuroMillions lottery ticket, a bucket of live crabs and a diamond-encrusted iPhone were also left behind by guests.

"Each year our lost and found departments provide plenty of revelations," said Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed.

"From keys to a Bugatti, Harry Potter's original wand, a micro pig, breast implants to a script from a well-known British soap programme, our customers' left-behinds demonstrate what a cross section of people stay in our 527 hotels."

Other bizarre items included a box of 200 Queen Elizabeth masks, a trunk of chocolate bars and a pantomime horse.

In a Travelodge in Essex, an 8ft pop-up spray tanning booth was left behind by a group of girls nursing their hangovers.

More than 20,000 books were also left behind in hotel rooms, 7,000 of which were of which were copies of E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey.

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