A LOYAL iPhone charger has crossed a continent to be reunited with its owner.
The plucky charger, left behind on a Riga city break in 2011, crossed eight countries over three-and-a-half years, never losing hope that one day it would be back by its owner’s bedside, charging her devices.
A police spokesman said: “The journey began in Latvia, where the charger escaped the hotel by stowing away in another passenger’s luggage which took it as far as Lithuania.
“From there it coiled its cable around the axle of a lorry and hung on for hundreds of fume-choked miles across Poland before being shaken off by the sudden acceleration of the German autobahn.
“Picked up by a roadside prostitute, it spent two years being cruelly used to charge knock-off iPads by an Albanian crime ring, only escaping by playing broken and ending up in landfill 50 miles outside Brussels.
“Pulling itself along using its three pins, it crawled onto a bridge over the Eurostar line and daringly threw itself onto the roof of a passing train, clinging on through the tunnel until reaching Waterloo.
“And from there it inched along, mile after mile, hiding from scavenging businessmen who could use a spare charger for the office, until it arrived home.”
Owner Susan Traherne said: “After giving up all hope of ever seeing it again, I couldn’t believe my eyes.
“However I’ve now got an iPhone 6 which has a different connector, so I threw it in the bin.”