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News article created on 24 May 2016

We're looking for a ‘red cheeked’ bondage fan

We're offering to reunite the owner of a bag of bondage gear with their kinky kit after it was scooped from the Regent’s Canal in London.

Bondage equipment pulled from the Regent's Canal Bondage equipment pulled from the Regent's Canal

Handcuffs, a harness, collar and paddles were among the contents of the sack, which was hauled out of the water by our cleaning boat.  

A Canal & River Trust spokesperson, said: “How all this equipment ended up in the canal is anyone’s guess. It’s certainly one of the more unusual finds on the waterways. We’re used to working with locks and paddles, but not this sort.”

Our staff found the gear as they carried out routine cleaning work on the canal in Paddington.

Reclaim the items

Anyone wishing to reclaim the items is being encouraged to do so quickly, before it is disposed of.

The nation's waterways are more popular than at any time in living memory, with millions of visitors each year, as well as thriving wildlife and huge rises in boat numbers.

Despite this resurgence, over the past five years, we have discovered a number of unusual things that have been dumped in the water including an unexploded World War Two hand grenade, a 16ft dead python, a Volkswagen Camper Van and a pizza delivery bike complete with a soggy pizza. Other items include a bus stop sign, seven unopened safes and a bubble machine.