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Mystery money found in river

Thousands of pounds found floating in a Lincolnshire river have been seized by police under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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Police appeal for mystery money found floating in river

Banknotes worth tens of thousands of pounds have been found floating down a river, police said.

The money was said to be worth £60,000 on first count Credit: PA

The cash was spotted by a dog walker in the South Drove Drain near Spalding town centre Lincolnshire last month.

The money was said to be in fair condition Credit: PA

Officers who pulled the banknotes, said to be worth £60,000 on first count, from the river said a large amount was damaged but a good quantity appeared to be in fair condition.

Some of the banknotes were damaged Credit: PA

Detective Constable Steve Hull, of Spalding CID, said: "It isn't everyday that an amount of money like this is found and somebody must have information that will help the police trace the lawful owner. I would be grateful to hear from people who have genuine information to pass on to me."

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