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John Lennon jacket goes under the hammer

Beatles star John Lennon. Credit: PA Archive

A rare jacket once owned by Beatles star John Lennon is to go under the hammer.

Dating from the late 1960s, the teal blue jacket, worn by the musician, is expected to sell for between £8,000 and £12,000 when it goes up for auction this afternoon.

Lennon left the jacket at his English home when he moved to America in 1971 and passed it on to friend Jo Jo Johns, who cleared out the star's house.

Ms Johns was personal assistant to the Beatles and worked at the group's offices at 3 Savile Row in central London from 1968 to 1975.

In the early 1970s she gave the jacket to her friend, Anthony Goddard, in Leicestershire.