A broken bulb, scissors, a googly eye, a trolley token and polystyrene balls are just some of the items North medics removed from patients’ bodies.

A Sunday Sun investigation has revealed a host of unusual objects that have been dislodged from different parts of the body.

Information obtained under the Freedom of Information request reveals that surgeons within the North Cumbria University Hospital trust removed a metal ball bearing, a midge, expanding foam and an electronic cigarette end, in the long list of items.

Reported by the Evening Chronicle. You can read the full story here.

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