Teapot cash found

PUBLISHED: 17:19 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 10:57 06 May 2010

THE property office at Hitchin police station is more flush than usual as nearly £400 has been handed into lost property in the last couple of weeks. On September 19 staff at the Sue Ryder charity shop in Whitehorse Street, Baldock, were sorting through n

THE property office at Hitchin police station is more flush than usual as nearly £400 has been handed into lost property in the last couple of weeks.

On September 19 staff at the Sue Ryder charity shop in Whitehorse Street, Baldock, were sorting through new donations when they opened a teapot to find £300 in cash inside.

The money is now waiting to be reunited with its rightful owner.

On September 27 another sum of cash was found on a grass verge in Grove Road, Hitchin.

Hitchin property officer Alan Hale said: "In the case of the teapot the people who handed it in probably had no idea it was in there. If they can describe the teapot to me I will be happy to give them back their money."

The owners of the money will be required to provide proof that it belongs to them before it is handed over.

Any genuine calls to claim the money should be made to the property office on 01438 757638.


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