Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Mystery over ashes urn left in Isle of Man bottle bank

Urn in bottle bank by Corlett Building Materials Image copyright Corlett Building Materials
Image caption The urn, which has no inscription, was discovered by a worker at a recycling company on Tuesday morning

A recycling company is desperately trying to trace the owner of an urn containing ashes which was dropped into a bottle bank on the Isle of Man.

A worker from Corlett Building Materials in St. John's found the metal container on Tuesday.

Manager John Corlett said: "It's a complete mystery - it's impossible to trace where it came from. For now, it's just sitting here in my office.

"I just can't believe it was put into a bottle bank by accident."

His company recycles glass dropped into bottle banks across the island.

"The worker who found it was a bit surprised," added Mr Corlett. "He brought it straight up to the office and I have absolutely no idea what to do with it.

"If it was empty it would be straightforward - but it's not.

"There's no inscription so if anyone recognises it then please come and collect it."

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