Ball gags and false teeth – horror finds during Reading Festival clean-up

Ball gags, used condoms and even false teeth were among some of the more unsavoury items collected by litter pickers as Reading Festival ended yesterday.

This morning the campsite is preparing to close as thousands of revellers trudge home after a weekend that saw some of he world's top musical talents entertain.

This morning also saw the beginning of the massive cleanup effort, reportedly without actual cleaning staff.

A Berkshire Live reporter who was joining the clean up effort said security staff were forced to clean the piles of drug baggies and paper cups.

"To add insult to injury, the litter-picking staff were nowhere to be found, forcing security services to grab a bin bag and get to work, despite the role being a far cry from their job description," she said.

One security worker said: "You don't even want to know what I've seen. We've had soiled underwear – always women's underwear weirdly, never men's – and condoms, used and unused."

Another said: "I found some false teeth, but only half because they were broken. That's probably the most random."

The reporter said she spent an hour scouring the grounds and managed to find 20 pairs of glasses and 10 vapes, as well as a used condom.

But speaking to actual staff, she discovered some of the horror finds they have had to contend with.

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These included a ball gag, half of a pair of false teeth, soiled underwear and trousers, used tampons, used and unused condoms, piles of nitrous oxide canisters, a matching knickers and a bra set, bags of cocaine, a Covid vaccine passport, an actual passport and 50 iPhones.

Staff have even found an inflatable penis with a hole in it. "Things are only set to get worse after people leave the site and staff prepare to clear the campsites," the reporter said.

Festival-goers are beginning to traipse home after hearing music from the likes of Stormzy, Post Malone and Liam Gallagher.

Last year was the first time Reading and Leeds Festival was cancelled since it began in 1961.

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