An unusual Freedom of Information request has revealed local hospitals do not buy pornography for patients.

A member of the public submitted a Freedom of Information request to Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust asking how much money it spends each year on pornography to aid men giving sperm samples.

However, the trust's response to the request was unequivocal: "This trust does not purchase pornographic material."

The person who submitted the request also asked for the names of any films the trust had purchased