Ill Woman Loses Cash For Her Funeral

28 March 2012, 15:05 | Updated: 28 March 2012, 15:10

A woman, who is suffering from a serious illness, has lost the cash that she'd just withdrawn from a bank to pre-pay her own funeral expenses.

The 50 year old woman from Luton, withdrew a large sum of money from Santander Abbey Bank in George Street at approximately 10.30am on Tuesday (Mar 27).

The money, which was in an envelope, appears to have fallen from her trolley as she walked up George Street and through Debenhams.  It was when she reached the Tesco Express in the Arndale Centre that she noticed the money was missing.

The lady had stopped at several shops in George Street and the officer helping to find the money, PC Vicky Knight, from Luton's Retail Crime Unit, would like to urge anyone who has found the money to contact her.

PC Knight said: "The lady is very distressed as she suffers with ill health and was in the process of trying to put plans in place for her funeral so her family wouldn't have to deal with the distress of arranging it.

"I would urge anyone who has found the money to either take it back to the bank or hand it to a police officer who we will ensure it is returned."

Anyone with information about where the cash is can contact PC Vicky Knight, in confidence, on at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.