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PUBLISHED: 16:06 09 September 2009 | UPDATED: 11:14 12 August 2010

CAUTIOUS: Kristine.

CAUTIOUS: Kristine.

A JAR of bull sperm, a coffin, used dentures, human skulls and an urn of ashes are just some of the things discovered on the capital s buses and trains. More than 2,013 lost items were handed in at bus and train stations across Bromley last year and acr

A JAR of bull sperm, a coffin, used dentures, human skulls and an urn of ashes are just some of the things discovered on the capital's buses and trains.

More than 2,013 lost items were handed in at bus and train stations across Bromley last year and across London each day between 600 and 1,000 items are handed in to the Lost Property Office (LPO).

Handling body parts and semen has not put off some staff, from working at the LPO which handles lost items from the Transport for London (TfL) network, including buses, tubes and the overground.

Shamin Desai, 59, from Bromley, who has worked there for two years said: "I recently put a smile on a radio personality's face when he left his laptop in a taxi and I was able to reunite it with him within five days. He was so happy that he talked about it on his radio show. At the LPO, we felt rewarded as he made people more aware about our office and our services."

Another worker Kristine Wright, 44, also from Bromley said: "I have met lots of people through my job and I have also learnt to be cautious about my own things. I even make sure my keys have something distinctive on them for easy identification.

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