Firm launches hunt for missing cash

A RED-faced Ipswich firm today appealed for help in finding £2,500 which fell out of a staff member's pocket while he was on the way to a town centre bank.

A RED-faced Ipswich firm today appealed for help in finding £2,500 which fell out of a staff member's pocket while he was on the way to a town centre bank.

The employee at Lockdales Auctioneers in Upper Orwell Street was taking “a large sum of cash” between banks in Ipswich town centre on Friday afternoon when a bundle of £50 notes totalling £2,500 fell out of his pocket somewhere along the way.

Suffolk police have been notified about the loss but the firm today appealed for information from members of the public.

Anyone who has found the money should hand it to the police or contact Lockdales by calling 01473 218588 or e-mail sales@lockdales.com.

A spokesman for the firm said: “Someone out there is two-and-a-half grand better off.

“Our staff Christmas party is looking pretty bleak at this stage.

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“Some of this money was intended as a donation to a retired Greyhound adoption charity in Walthamstow.

“For anyone who does the honest thing and hands this money back we offer a £200 reward.”

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