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Publicity stunt organisers who hid a large number of gory replica body parts around Central London this morning (Thursday) say they've lost a number of them after their stunt went wrong. 3 heads, 3 torsos and 12 arms and legs were hidden at a number of locations as part of a bloody 'treasure hunt' challenge against the clock to mark Friday the 13th's release of the new game "Resident Evil 5" which features 'zombie like' characters.

Unfortunately, only 2 heads, one torso and 6 limbs were returned across the winning line on Westminster Bridge. Organisers are now concerned the remaining fake body parts, if left unattended, may be mistaken for the real thing, sparking alarm.

A spokesman for the company behind the 'treasure hunt' said "The body parts are very realistic and we don't want people to be alarmed by them. They've all been taken from their original positions, but we now have no idea where they are. If you have them, please either return them, or dispose of them in a responsible and careful manner. In addition, chicken livers were used for added gore, and, uncooked, they can be dangerous."

The treasure hunt started early on Thursday morning, and was eventually won by Steve Long, a 26 year old IT consultant from North London. Mr Long's prize is a holiday for two to Africa, the continent where "Resident Evil 5" is set.

Steve said "Some of the parts we found were horrifically gory. They had been hidden well, but they were definitely realistic enough to be confused with the real thing."

The treasure hunt was almost brought to a premature finish when horrified passers-by complained to police. Officers were called to the winning line on Westminster Bridge in view of the Houses of Parliament, but no charges were made.

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