Railway staff trace lost coat to father of Coldplay Chris Martin


Rail staff who found a lost coat were able to trace the owner after they discovered family photos in the pocket – of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The jacket was handed into a lost property office by a commuter after it was left on a train from London to Plymouth in Devon.

But staff who looked in the pockets were stunned to find family snaps which featured the Coldplay singer and his Hollywood actress wife.

Plymouth train station manager Matt Fearn recognised the famous family and contacted Chris’ father Anthony who lives in nearby Exeter.

Chartered accountant Anthony revealed the coat was his and he thought it was lost forever after leaving it on the train.

Anthony, married to Chris’s mum Alison Martin, a music teacher, said he was relieved to get the coat and his ”important” family pictures back.

He said: ”I’m very impressed with the initiative of the lost property office and Matt Fearn in particular, who thought to rummage around in the pockets to try and identify who the jacket belonged to when it had no name in it.

”I thank him very much for taking the trouble and now I shan’t be in the dog house for losing some rather important family photos.”

Matt added: ”Most lost property doesn’t have photographs of somebody famous in the pocket, but we always try to trace the owner.

”When I found the photos of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow I could tell they weren’t just a fan’s photos.

”So I thought it must be a member of the family. I locked it away and looked for their contact details on the internet.”


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