A LIFE size cut out of celebrity boxer Ricky Hatton that vanished after a charity night has been returned to the hotel it was taken from.

The cardboard cut out was for a charity auction in aid of Weston Park but it went missing from the hotel, prompting a frantic search.

After a Facebook and Twitter campaign to track it down, the Holiday Inn say Ricky has been returned to them today.

He was meant to have been auctioned off for charity - but no buyer was found.