Essex: Tanning Booth On Lost Property List

An 8ft pop-up spray tanning booth's among the bizarre items left behind in hotel rooms last year.

It was abandoned by a group of girls staying at the Basildon Wickford Travelodge.

Other items on the list are a pet python called Monty, a winning EuroMillions lottery ticket, Harry Potter's wand, breast implants, a bucket of live crabs and a diamond-encrusted iPhone.

Travelodge named some of the items relegated to their lost and found offices across the country last year.

While the company found several weird, wonderful and rare items mislaid, it said the 10 most popular items left behind were phone and laptop chargers, pyjamas or clothes, teddy bears, toiletry bags, books, electrical items including laptops and tablets, satnavs, mobile phones, electric toothbrushes and bags or suitcases.

The company said that during the last 12 months, more than 20,000 books were left behind in its hotel rooms - 7,000 of which were Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Travelodge staff also reunited 76,500 forgotten cuddly bears with their owners.

With more than 13 million people staying in the company's hotels each year, it said it was finding the busy lifestyles of its customers were resulting in items being temporarily mislaid.

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

"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.''