Size 21 shoes are ‘Cinderella’ mystery story

NILALM110216C2 - Size 21 trainers found at a petrol station in Long Eaton. Business support administrator Denise Bostock
NILALM110216C2 - Size 21 trainers found at a petrol station in Long Eaton. Business support administrator Denise Bostock

POLICE are facing a tall order to try and find the owner of these massive trainers found at a Long Eaton petrol station – with officers predicting their big-footed owner will stand at around 7ft.

It’s hard to believe that someone could have left these size 21 red and white Nike Basketball trainers, brand new in the box, without realising.

As you can see in our picture the shoes are bigger than a ladies forearm so it seems unlikely that the owner of them will be hard to find.

But over a week later and police are still trying to trace their owner.

Now Denise Bostock, who works in the property office at St Mary’s Wharf police station, Derby, has launched an appeal to get the trainers back to the right person.

She said: “I imagine it will be a Cinderella sort of moment if we find out who they belong to. If the slipper fits that’s it.”

Under normal circumstances unclaimed lost property is sent to the St Mary’s Wharf to be disposed of and is either donated to charity shops or sold off for charity.

Denise said: “When I got these I just thought of the trouble someone must have gone to get them.

“They were on the desk in the property office and everyone that walked by kept commenting on them so I thought I should at least try and find the owner.”

The huge shoes have hit national headlines and even featured on BBC programme The One Show.

If you are the owner, or know who is, call us on 0115 944 6165.