Litter pickers begin the Reading Festival clear-up

Reading Festival is over and revellers have left behind acres of garbage, from used condoms to abandoned tents.

A security staff member 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.'

Other things reported to have been found include: false teeth, a ball gag, soiled underwear, used tampons, used condoms, nitrous oxide canisters, bags of drugs, iPhones, a passport and an inflatable penis.