Teenager finds bat in her bra

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A teenager spoke of her shock today after finding a bat curled up in the bra she had been wearing for five hours.

Abbie Hawkins, 19, of Norwich, initially thought it was her mobile phone causing movement in her clothing.

But when she investigated, she found the stowaway creature, hidden in the padding pocket of her 34FF black bra.

"I did not notice anything as I put my bra on. The night before I had had one or two drinks and I was getting ready quickly," said the hotel receptionist, who works in Norwich.

"The bra was in my drawer but it had been on the washing line the day before.

"When I was driving to work, I felt a slight vibration but I thought it was just my mobile phone in my jacket pocket."

Later, after eliminating her phone as the cause of the movement, she discovered a baby bat.

"I just lost my breath when I saw it and I did not know what it was at first," she said.

The bat escaped to a dark corner of the office, before being captured by a colleague and released.

"Once I realised it was a bat I was shocked, but then I felt quite sorry for it really," said Miss Hawkins.

"It looked very snug in there and I thought how mean I was for disturbing it."