John Lennon's tooth tours North West

John Lennon's tooth on tour Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Part of one of John Lennon's rotten teeth is being taken on a tour of UK dental surgeries to raise awareness of oral cancer.

The tooth, removed in the 1960's was given by the former Beatle to his housekeeper Dot Jarlett. It was sold at auction in Stockport last November going to Canadian dentist Michael Zuk for £19,500.

The tooth was then made into a necklace which will be displayed at a number of dental practices around the UK as part of Mouth Cancer Action Month. It'll come to Lancashire on the 19th of November when it visits Preston before travelling to Chorley, and of course Liverpool.

As the necklace arrives at each practice, people coming to see it will be offered free screenings for mouth cancer.

Mouth cancer kills about 1,700 people in the UK every year.