FOI request detail

Sex toys found by TFL

Request ID: FOI-0918-1920
Date published: 10 July 2019

You asked

Hi there, My FOI concerns sex toys found by TfL staff and recorded as 'lost property' during the last five years. How many sex toys were logged as lost property by TfL? Could you please provide me with an annual total for each year since 2014? How many were returned to the owner? Could you please provide me with an annual total for each year since 2014? Could you furthermore tell me which station or depot these items were found at? Best wishes,

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-0918-1920 / FOI-0919-1920

Thank you for your requests received on 29 June 2019 asking for information about lost property on the TfL network.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

The Lost Property Office (LPO) handles property found on the following TfL services: London Buses, London Underground, London Overground, TfL Rail, Docklands Light Railway, Black Taxis, Victoria Coach Station, Emirates Air Line, London Transport Museum, TfL buildings, and items handed in directly to the LPO. Items found on Trams are held at the Tramlink Shop in Croydon and are not included in these figures. We do not hold information on items that were claimed locally before they were sent to the LPO for processing.

Please find the requested information regarding the number of sex toys/aids recorded as lost property in the table below:

Year Found Found on its own Found inside a bag/container with other property Returned to owner
2014 11 21 3
2015 5 25 2
2016 4 28 10
2017 9 24 4
2018 7 18 6

The attached document gives the location of where these items were found.

There have been no security passes for the Houses of Parliament recorded as lost property in the last ten years.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

[email protected]


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