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Thieves won't spend a penny on sexy photos

Pub regular Celia Yeo and landlady Sarah Murton in the toilets of the Dog and Gun Pub
Pub regular Celia Yeo and landlady Sarah Murton in the toilets of the Dog and Gun Pub

Drinkers could be forgiven for thinking they've got beer goggles on when they take a trip to the toilets.

The wall-to-wall photos of half-naked rugby players and female celebrities, wearing nothing but a few leaves in discreet places, have cheered up many a punter at the Dog and Gun in Maidstone.

But the erotic photos could vanish altogether if light-fingered visitors continue to pinch them, instead of paying the requested donation to Cancer Research UK for a copy.

Now Sarah Murton, the pub's landlady, and customer Celia Yeo are taking a stand.

As well as a light-hearted warning from "the white witch of the abode" which was already in the toilets, Mrs Murton has put up a strongly-worded notice, and has started replacing the missing pictures with posters saying they've been stolen.

She said: "My husband said 'you can't put that up - it will offend people', and I said 'well I'm offended, and everyone who's suffered from cancer will be offended.'"

Mrs Murton first came up with the fund-raising idea when she was redecorating the toilets.

She said: "I wanted to make them a bit more interesting for people.

"I found some nice French rugby players for the girls and in the men's they have Brigitte Bardot and other stars.

"Nothing's on show . They are all very discreet."

The idea is that if people want a copy, the owners will print them and laminate them in return for a donation to the cancer charity.

But out of a possible £250 Mrs Murton could have raised this year, only £80 has been collected for her cause because some people are slipping the photos into their bags or pockets.

She said: "Everyone's got someone in their life who's had the disease or died from it, and we just wanted to do something nice to raise money."

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