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Mobiles top hotel lost items list

Ferrari F430 Spider
Keys to a Ferrari were among the items left behind

Artificial legs and the keys to a 250,000 Ferrari car were among the more unusual items left behind in hotel rooms in the UK last year.

An inventory of the lost property offices of the 290 hotels of one chain suggests mobile phones and chargers are the items forgotten most often.

Clothing, false teeth, laptop computers and gadgets like MP3 players were also high on the list from Travelodge.

About six million people stayed at the group's properties in 2005.

Mobile phone and chargers
Clothing items
False teeth
Electrical gadgets
Cash/credit card
Hen/stag night accessories
Source: Travelodge

"We are more baffled than ever by this year's assortment of items left in our rooms," said Travelodge chief operating officer Guy Parsons.

Travelodge said "Bridget Jones-style knickers", a last will and testament and 30 dolls of TV's Power Ranger characters were among the other "bizarre" items found.

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