Reeky O'Dour, a binman in Bolton, near Manchester, has scooped the jackpot as he found £100,000 in bin bags. After a six month investigation, in which the police asked several individuals in Aberdeen if they knew anything about it, no owner of the money was forthcoming, although several individuals claimed it was theirs, none of them could correctly give the serial numbers on all the notes.
The only downside to the story is that the notes had been shredded, and he can only pay them into the bank after he has successfully taped them all together.
"Mr O'Dour has graciously said he will put half of the money towards the station's Christmas Party Fund," said Detective Inspector Phil Inns. "Although this has had no effect on how we conducted our investigation."
Miss Sudd Henly-Poor of Bolton did approach the police about a missing £100k that her three year old son had shredded when left in the house on his own, and then put in a bin bag on bin collection day, but the police found her story incredible and lacking many of the salient facts, such as the colour of the bin bags and the denominations of the notes.
Mr O'Dour, who had managed to create twenty pounds so far, paused from the pain staking work to give a statement: "Normally we don't collect loose bin bags, but in this case, I was happy to make an exception."