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Police divers finish search of Spalding river

Police divers have finished their search of a river near Spalding, after £60,000 was found floating in the water.
Police divers have finished their search of a river near Spalding, after £60,000 was found floating in the water. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police divers have finished their search of a river near Spalding, after £60,000 was found floating in the water.

Detectives say they've no idea where the money came from, but suspect it could be linked to the proceeds of crime.

They say they're continuing investigations after people came forward with information, but believe all of the money has now been recovered.

Read more: Mystery over cash found in Spalding river

Divers search river after £60,000 found in water

Some of the bank notes found in the river
Some of the bank notes found in the river Credit: ITV Anglia

Police divers have been searching a river near Spalding after sixty thousand pounds in cash was found floating in the water.

Detectives say they have no idea where the money came from but suspect it could be linked to the proceeds of crime.

They think more bank notes might still be in the water and have been searching downstream from where the cash was discovered.

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Significant money found floating in Spalding river

Bank notes worth tens of thousands of pounds have been found floating in a river in Spalding.
Bank notes worth tens of thousands of pounds have been found floating in a river in Spalding. Credit: PA

Bank notes worth tens of thousands of pounds have been found floating in a river in Spalding.

The cash, thought to total around 60 thousand pounds, was spotted in the South Drove Drain near Spalding town centre on Friday 25 October.

The Bank of England is expected to be drafted in to help police examine the notes. Detectives say anyone who wants to claim the money will need 'evidence of ownership'.

Baby survives horror smash

by Kate Hemingway

A four month old baby has survived being submerged under water for four minutes, after her mum crashed into a dyke.

Beckie Thompson from Spalding near Peterborough had only been driving for six weeks, when she swerved to avoid an oncoming car - but ended up plunging into the water.

She's now desperate to track down a man who stopped and gave her daughter vital first aid - saving the baby's life.

Click below to watch a report from Kate Hemingway

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"Smacked" toddler's mum: "incident should never have happened"

Angela Cropley and her daughter

A mother from Lincolnshire who says her daughter was "smacked" in a shop in Spalding says the apology from the shop does not go far enough.

Angela Cropley was asking for advice at the counter in Boots in Hall Place, holding her eight-month-old son.

As her three-year-old daughter Lora played, she knocked items off one of the shelves. At this point an assistant "smacked" her and "told her she was naughty". The store say she was "tapped" - but have sent a letter of apology.

Ms Cropley said: “After I complained, the manager phoned saying the staff member said it was a tap not a smack and he wouldn’t be taking it any further. I said, ‘I don’t care what she called what she did, I never gave her permission to lay a hand on my daughter.’

“From the moment I met the manager, he treated me like I was after some financial reward, when all I wanted was an apology.”

Later, Angela received a letter signed by the staff member and the manager, claiming the actions “were only a gesture of empathy for your daughter”.

Ms Cropley says she isn't satisfied with the apology - as it did not admit that the incident should never have happened.

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