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Pensioner's reward offer after strangers return wallet and cash lost in Hunstanton



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A holidaymaker wants to reward 'very honest' strangers after a wallet he lost while visiting West Norfolk was returned to him with cash still inside.

Billy Croxton (80) was left devastated last month after losing his wallet while on holiday in Hunstanton with his family.

Not only did Mr Croxton lose what he says was 'a substantial amount' of money but also photos of his grandchildren and entry passes for his holiday accommodation.

Strangers are thought to have found Mr Croxton's wallet in Hunstanton
Strangers are thought to have found Mr Croxton's wallet in Hunstanton

However, in a twist of fate, just a few days after reporting his lost cards to his bank, Mr Croxton received the astonishing news that his wallet had been handed in.

He said: "I'd parked on a hill in Hunstanton and my wallet was in the back pocket of my tracksuit so I think it must have fallen out then.

"I'm on a walking frame and I thought my money was in the seat on there but it wasn't so my wife went back to look around the car but couldn't find it.

"I reported the missing cards to my bank and then when we got home we had a message to say the wallet had been found!"

On returning home, Mr Croxton received a message from the March branch of Nationwide to say that his wallet had been passed in to the Hunstanton branch and he was reunited with it shortly after.

However, the person, or people, who had safely returned the wallet had not left any details.

Mr Croxton said: "I just want to find out who it was because the amount of money was quite substantial to me.

"When I went to my bank to pick it up, they said the person hadn't given any identity but they must be a very honest person.

"I'm so relieved to have it back."

Mr Croxton is offering a reward to whoever found his wallet, which was dropped on June 23 in the town.

If you found the wallet and are able to describe it, please call Mr Croxton on 01354 650 590.



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