Floating Fortune: Mystery of over Sh7m in a River
By SkyNews | November 20th 2013
Adapted from SkyNews
Police have appealed for information to help trace the owner of hundreds of thousands of pounds in banknotes found floating down a river.
A dog walker alerted police to the cash in the South Drove Drain near Spalding town centre, Lincolnshire, on October 25.
Officers said a large amount of the money was water damaged but a good quantity was still in good condition.
"It isn't every day that an amount of money like this is found and somebody must have information that will help the police trace the lawful owner," said Detective Constable Steve Hull of Spalding CID.
"I would be grateful to hear from people who have genuine information to pass on to me."
A forensic examination has been carried out on the notes and police have been granted a seizure order by the Magistrates Court to investigate its origin.
It is understood the Bank of England will assist in the investigation and final money count.
If no owner is found, the money will become the subject of a further court forfeiture order.
Anyone with information should contact the Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 154.
Police said any claimant must have evidence of ownership.
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