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Lucky Port Talbot pensioner reunited with lost £1,000

By SWEPGRoberts  |  Posted: February 14, 2014

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The Grand Hotel in Port Talbot

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A LUCKY Port Talbot pensioner who lost a wallet containing £1,000 has been reunited with her cash.

The money filled wallet had been found by a kindhearted couple who had been staying at the town’s Grand Hotel, and handed it into the police station.

Police then appealed to trace the rightful owner via social media, and the Post ran two appeals in the paper and on its website.

South Wales Police has now confirmed that after proving she was the loser, a 71-year-old woman from the Port Talbot area has had the wallet returned to her.

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She had lost it after going shopping in the town centre.

Grand Hotel receptionist, Claire Titley, said an elderly man and woman came to her with the wallet and asked if there was a police station nearby.

They had found the wallet, containing in excess of £1,000, at the rear of the hotel on Tuesday afternoon.

“They said they found a wallet and asked about the police station, and I said it was next door,” she said.

“Even though there is no front counter, I said they should give it a try and that there is a phone at the front door.”

She said the couple had not been at the hotel long. “They only stayed on night,” she said. “There are some nice people out there. I am glad it is a happy ending.”

Local policing inspector Andy Matthews said they were glad that the money had been returned to the right person, and issued his thanks to the person who handed it in.

“We would like to thank the member of the public for doing the right thing and handing in the wallet to the police which has now been returned to its owner,” he said.

“We had a great response to our appeals and we are pleased that this story has had a happy ending.”

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  • Zoomer  |  February 14 2014, 4:42PM

    I hope the lady has offered the finders a tip.

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  • swanseajock  |  February 14 2014, 12:56PM

    The majority of people in this country are good and honest, as this couple have shown. Well done to them and good that the person got their wallet back. Unfortunately we only usually hear about the scummy underclass who are the polar opposite of the majority.

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