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Police appeal for lost birthday card owner to come forward

11:13 07 March 2012

Suffolk Police are on the lookout for the owner of the lost card

Suffolk Police are on the lookout for the owner of the lost card

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Suffolk Police have launched an appeal for the owner of a lost birthday card to come forward.

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The appeal was put out today after the card was found in the south part of Bungay.

It appears the card has been lost for at least a week and a half.

A police spokesman said: “A card in a blue envelope with a male name on was handed into Bungay police station after being found at the junction of Reeves Close and Pilgrim Way on February 26, however no-one has been in to claim it and police are now asking anyone who may have lost it to come forward.”

They added: “The card appears to be from the boy or man’s father.”

Police are appealing for anyone who thinks the card maybe theirs to contact PCSO Frank Marsh or PC Martin Skuse at Bungay by calling 101.

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44 comments

  • joe cook - what a great idea!!! It would warm the cockles of my heart (and, presumably, your foot) to see the might of the system prove they still care about the simple man in the street. The police car shown above, which is on the lookout for the owner of the card, has two officers in it, Perhaps the driver could look out of his side for the card owner and the passenger out of his window for your sock? This way they can double up on resources and get both jobs done in half the time! Perhaps a press conference announcing the cracking of both cases could then be arranged for the lead item of the main evening news – I love a happy ending.

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    welshman

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • This is now the most read stord in East Anglia, why?? Because Chuck Norris approves this story!!!

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    welshman

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • When I first read this I thought perhaps the card was relevent to some murder enquiry or something. Is this not a complete waste of police time?

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    AutismFriendlyMum

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • At least your stuff was not censored. We all know we can trust those nice Policemen, don`t we? Just don`t ask them the time. You`ll likely lose your watch.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • Thats the last time I pay for a stamp!! From now on I am handing all my birthday and Christmas cards into the local police station and saying 'I found these on the side of the road'......

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    welshman

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • As a retired Bungay copper this sort of nonsensense makes me weep, you can't move through the town because of illegally parked cars but all the plastic policeman can worry about is a birthday card.You couldn't make it up.

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    Jack

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • i appear to have mislaid a sock, if the edp and police can join forces to help reunite me with it i will be very gratefull

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    joe cook

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • They will have to get the CSI team in to dust for fibres.And a phsycic who can get to know a person just by touching the card.And absolutely,they must interview every postal delivery person in Suffolk who has delivered a blue envelope in the last two weeks.I will set up a 'Who's Card Hasn't Been Delivered?' facebook page immediately.Hopefully with all these resourses working together,we can solve this major whodunnit without the need to call in Mulder and Scully....

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    Nexus_6

    Sunday, March 11, 2012

  • The police should stick it a royal mail post box. Think the envelope would go missing for more than 1.5 weeks.

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    chebram71

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • wtf ? Is this scheisse for real ? Have the old bill got nothing else to do ? I am utterly speechless

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    martin addams-smith

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • A veritable crime wave in East Anglia is occurring in Holt someone passed a false.ten pound note Cancel all police leave

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    Claire Voyant

    Friday, March 9, 2012

  • If there were a few more Norman Wisdoms about, we`d have a decent Police "force".

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • In these days of cutbacks, why not let the postman ride along with the Suffolk Police, and make their deliveries. That way you can kill two birds with one stone. Actually, let the milkman ride along too. Thank you Suffolk Police, you have just made the whole British Police Force look ridiculous! Get out there and catch some criminals!!

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    MickH

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • Bungay birthday card update: Suffolk Police appeal for owner of lost card, which included MONEY, to come forward

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    Piranha24

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • Mad Brewer - BRILLIANT!

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    Norfolk and Good

    Sunday, March 11, 2012

  • Thanks, Norfolk and Good. ( I think?). But I don`t know what I said to deserve such approbation! (Or irony). When somebody says something nice, it`s like all my birthdays have come at once. So why did I not get a single card??

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 11, 2012

  • ffs! This has ben a headline for days now. I know Norfolk is a backwater where nothing happens but this is taking it a bit too far. No wonder it took over a week for my son to be even contacted by a policeman when his motorbike was stolen if this is what they are wasting their time on!

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    John57

    Sunday, March 11, 2012

  • How would you know if you have lost a birthday card if you haven't recieved it. Unless there is more to this.. What a waste of Police time & tax payer's money..!!

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    marshall

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • Like Hannah said theres probably more to it. You'd think people's brains would tell them this, but noooo, they just have to jump to conclusions and start moaning.

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    Piranha24

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • What does#BungayVBungay actually mean? Is it one of these little parochial things we`re all supposed to know about? Or just a typo. Reply twice if you prefer.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 10, 2012

  • Btw, lost birthday cards are a lot safer than dealing with violent dogs and their similar owners.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, March 11, 2012

  • What a laughing stock Suffolk police are Why not bring in the force helicopter to scour the area Perhaps the card contained a forged fiver and plod are hopeful that they can increase their detection rate Expect the practice copper will have something to put into his pocket book I once lost a glove in Suffolk but it was never located so sad never mind the chief of police will get his QPM despite the card being untraceable

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    Claire Voyant

    Friday, March 9, 2012

  • Ms. Voyant. Somebody found a counterfeit 20p piece in Stalham. A local immediately offered the finder a quid for it. Fact. The Police have arrested both involved and CPS are looking into it. Something to keep them off the streets. Police, I mean.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, March 9, 2012

  • I love how these trivial little stories always bring out the moaners, either there is more to this than meets the eye or it is a piece of newspaper filling. Either way, the article has got people talking about it, which was the object of the exercise. The third option is that the letter was an invite to #BungayVBungay on Monday 7th May, if one of those has been lost it is seriously a police matter!

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    Shaun Cole

    Saturday, March 10, 2012

  • I would imagine there is something else in the envelope ie money, something valuable to the reciever but cannot state so to stop someone else trying to collect it.....

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    hannahmarana

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • Mad Brewer - genuine approbation, your comment made me laugh out loud having read both the comments by Shaun Cole and not understood the Bungay link either. Sorry you didn't get my birthday card - I've asked the Suffolk Police force to drop everything and look into it!

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    Norfolk and Good

    Sunday, March 11, 2012

  • In the link next to the story, it states that there was money in the card, no doubt a significant amount. Obviously police would not waste time over just a card!

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    norfolk lass

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • The unions are finally beaten, no job demarcation now. 'Bouncers' are policepersons, policepersons are postpersons. The EDP is desperate for page fillers

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    richguyb

    Friday, March 9, 2012

  • if you can take this seriously you must be a 'sense of humour black hole'!!!! This story is comedy gold - 3 police employees have spent time on this yet the 'thing' is so valuable the person losing it has not even bothered to phone up and ask if it has been handed in??

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    welshman

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • Sir Norman Wisdom would be proud of this. Don't forget his classic "ON THE BEAT" is on BBC2 tomorrow lunchtime.

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    bookworm

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • U N B E L I E V A B L E. Is it not a crime to waste police time? Pity it's not the same for police wasting police time.

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    lollipop

    Friday, March 9, 2012

  • You know..... is this not wonderful that people are bothered about people still, this is a small community not some huge city where people still matter

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    Thom Richard

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • Is it my imagination or has 1st April come early? Or are the police not letting on the full story, at the risk of mickey taking!

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    biglingers

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • Just think, the whole of Bungay could be under surveilence. The home office are holding a meeting as we speak.

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    MickH

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • This one is up there with the lost hat on a bus, from last year....again from Suffolk plod. However, it does seem to keep the PCSO busy.

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    nrg

    Saturday, March 10, 2012

  • If all the aspirational claimants rush forward for that treasure-trove, the Police will think all their birthdays have come at once. All that risk-free overtime! btw, markysparky, isn`t dog poo just wonderful? The only growth industry left in the UK. Police have dogs too, don`t they? So that`s alright, then.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, March 9, 2012

  • Are you for real, the police are dealing with a lost birthday card yet when petty crime is reported to them they don't want to know?

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    KeithS

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012

  • I love how these trivial little stories always bring out the moaners, either there is more to this than meets the eye or it is a piece of newspaper filling. Either way, the article has got people talking about it, which was the object of the exercise. The third option is that the letter was an invite to #BungayVBungay on Monday 7th May, if one of those has been lost it is seriously a police matter!

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    Shaun Cole

    Saturday, March 10, 2012

  • get..real..i think this is typicall off our society today!!! perhaps the police should concentrate on other things LIKE THE DOG OWNERS WHO LET THERE DOGS FOUL THE FOOTPATHS AND DONT CLEAR IT UP..HENCE GETTING AWAY WITH IT WHILE WE ALL TRY TO AVOID BRINGING THIS FOUL MESS INTO OUR HOMES.............

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    markysparky

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • Surely they've called for assistance from the Scotland Yard Lost Birthday Card Squad? Or maybe they should give Interpol a call! I only hope they did a full risk assessment before handling the card, or one of the Policepersons might have sustained a nasty paper cut!!

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    Norfolk and Good

    Saturday, March 10, 2012

  • Perhaps the card contained "certain substances", and this is a sting!

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    scorpion_111151

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • Couldnt agree more Markysparky. When did we ever hear of someone being prosecuted for allowing their dog to foul the footpath. I never have. In response to the article on the lost Birthday card, may I say what a useless peice of reporting by the anon reporter who failed to include the main reason for the appeal being made. Good old EDP

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    MickH

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • Good thinking scorpion. I can see the headline now - 'Bungay Police Sting catches Ipswich Town Ticket Fiddler' after a man tried to give his season ticket away under the pretext of it being a present., when he was only trying to get rid of it.

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    MickH

    Thursday, March 8, 2012

  • What a joke!!. Have the police nothing better to do. Also, it would be much less hassle to just go and buy another card!!

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    Jacob Burns

    Friday, March 9, 2012

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