A robotic vacuum cleaner rests for freedom after handing a slip to staff at a Travelodge hotel.

The automatic cleaner failed to stop at the front door of a hotel in Orchard Park in Cambridge on Thursday, and was still released the next day.

Staff said it kept running and “could be anywhere” while people on social media hoped the vacuum enjoyed its ride, as “it has no natural predators” in the wild.

It was found under a fence on Friday.

Staff at the hotel posted the story of the vacuum robot’s great escape on social media, asking for it to be returned, if found.

“Today we have one of our new vacuum robots running for life,” the assistant manager wrote.

His disappearance went unnoticed for about 15 minutes and although a search was done, it appears the vacuum has made a clean break for him.

The assistant manager assumed it might have been found, and taken, and indicated it was only compatible with docks and charging stations at the hotel, so “useless” to others.

However, much to everyone’s relief, the device was found lying under a hedge on Friday afternoon by a hotel cleaner (human) who was tidying up the front drive.

It has been cleaned and “is now back sitting happily on the shelf with the rest of its robotic vacuum family”, the hotel confirmed.

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