An artificial leg, pets and a clarinet; some of the most unusual items that have been left onboard train services in the UK.
Gareth Ellis-Unwin trumped the lot when he stepped off a GWR train without his Oscar in February.
After travelling from London to Didcot Parkway, Oxfordshire, the award-winning producer realised he’d left the train without his briefcase which had the golden statuette inside.
“Mad panic” and multiple phone calls to lost property followed and after a three hour ordeal, Gareth – who picked up the award for the hit film The King’s Speech in 2011 – accepted the Oscar for the second time.
He later said he’d had a “bit of an evening” and tweeted his thanks to GWR.
GWR also tweeted, writing: “We were delighted to be able to re-unite [Gareth Ellis-Unwin] with his Oscar which was left on our train. No hesitation or stuttering on our part for The King’s Speech producer!”