Lost something? You may have left it on the bus!

A homemade adult movie was among items which have been left on the area's public transport.
A homemade adult movie was among items which have been left on the area's public transport.

A homemade adult movie, a dog and a kitchen sink are among the most unusual items found on public transport in Scarborough.

A microwave oven was also discovered on a bus, as was a pair of false teeth.

False teeth

False teeth

The items were reported or handed in to the lost property departments at East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) and Transdev, which run buses in the area, as well as train operator First TransPennine Express.

The intimate film was left on an Eastfield bus along with a bag of “marital aids”, much to the amusement of staff at EYMS.

Chris Agar, district manager north at the bus company, said: “A few years ago I took a phone call from a guy who had left some homemade videos and some marital aids on a bus.

“He requested that we rang his mobile and not his home phone because his wife was not in the movies – but his girlfriend was.

“They never did turn up, funnily enough, so someone obviously picked them up.

“People usually tend to leave behind concessionary bus passes, mobile phones and wallets, so this obviously raised a few eyebrows in the office.”

Martin Lewis, operations manager at Transdev, which runs the Yorkshire Coastliner bus from Leeds to Scarborough, said there had been an assortment of weird and wonderful items left on buses.

He said: “The strangest items have been a kitchen sink in its packing and also a microwave oven in its box that was eventually claimed by the driver and it is still working to this day. Other than that we have had false teeth, musical instruments and computers.”

David Hatfield, First TransPennine Express station manager at Scarborough, said he never failed to be amazed by what people left on trains.

“From musical instruments, like guitars, didgeridoos and saxophones, to large speakers. Recently, we reunited a dog with its owner!

“You should never underestimate the healing powers of trains, with the number of crutches we find left on trains and hearing aids. We get it all,” he said.