For those who believe honesty belongs to a long gone era, read on.
If the story of Andrew and Josephine Minshull from Warrington, Cheshire is anything to go by, honesty is alive and well after they were reunited with the holiday money and flight tickets they had mislaid 180 miles aways in Royston, Hertfordshire. The couple were due to go on a summer break to Rome, but before flying to the Italian capital from Manchester, they first travelled down to Royston to attend the wedding of Mr Minshull’s nephew. According to Mr Minshull, it was while they were packing up the car to return home that the €540 cash (£498), boarding passes and itinerary were somehow lost. Luckily for them, they were found by a stranger who kindly left the items in Royston Police Station’s post box. But with the Minshull’s address no where to be found on any of the documents, Hertfordshire Police had to do some good old fashioned detective work to find the couple. A search of the electoral register came up with one Minshull in Royston who helpfully informed the police that the name originated from Cheshire. The Minshulls were tracked down in Warrington and after passing a few security checks the package was handed over. Police community support officer Penny Tomsett said: “We are over the moon to have been able to reunite Mr Minshull with the folder. Royston is a lovely town and most people here are still very community-minded and honest. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the mystery Good Samaritan who put the folder into the police postbox.” A relieved Mr Minshull said he “can’t believe honest people are still out there”. Honesty is the best policy Mr Minshull.