• Quote: ‘Everyone knows about my famous teeth – I’m going to have to open a teeth museum!’

A pair of dentures lost on a binge-drinking session in Benidorm have been returned – after over a decade!

“Everyone knows about my famous teeth. I am going to have to open a teeth museum!,” quipped owner Paul, nicknamed ‘Gnasher’.

His dentures were found in landfill, and Spanish authorities used DNA records to track him down at his Stalybridge, Greater Manchester home.

“I’m gobsmacked and stunned. I had downed the rest of my cider – and it decided to come back up,” he said after a drinking session.

“The bin was the closest thing to me. When we headed to the next bar, my friend then turned round to me and asked where my teeth were,” he said.

Recalling the incident in 2011, he added: “I rummaged around in vain for my dentures in the bin – when they turned up out of the blue in the post I thought someone was playing a prank”.

He said his false teeth had been passed from the landfill site to authorities: “Next thing you know, they have found my DNA and address from British records, and popped it in the post. It’s unbelievable”.

Caption: Gnashers found in Benidorm.

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