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Pensioner Annie rewarded after finding £3,800 in brown envelope and handing it to the police

A pensioner out shopping found £3,800 in cash in a supermarket car park – and handed it in.

Annie spotted an envelope on the floor in Morrisons at Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

At first, she thought it was a balloon and tried to “pop” it with her trolley.

Instead, out burst wads of used notes.


Annie scooped up the money and went home and called the police.

She said:

“I took the money home and could not rest worrying about the person who had lost it.

“I only did the right thing.

“When I saw the envelope on the floor, I thought it was a balloon and I pushed my shopping trolley over it to pop it.

“The envelope popped and loads of money fell out.”

The owner of the lost cash has now come forward – and Annie was rewarded for her honesty.

Derbyshire Police also gave her chocolates and flowers.

And, as a special treat, they were delivered by a police car with blue lights and siren going off.

Sergeant Nizzer, of the Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:

“Words cannot describe Annie.

“She is an amazing lady who deserves the thanks and praise of the whole community.

“Well done.”




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