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Mystery of wallet found in wardrobe bought at Dingwall Auction Mart 35 years ago prompts public appeal from Ross-shire police


By Hector MacKenzie

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Police issued this image of the wallet.
Police issued this image of the wallet.

ROSS-SHIRE police are enlisting the help of the public to try and reunite a wallet with its rightful owner – some 35 years after it was lost.

The unusual appeal came after the discovery of a wallet in a wardrobe in Strathconon,

The wardrobe was bought at the Dingwall Auction Mart "at least 35 years ago".

In a Facebook post, police said: "Police Scotland Highland and Islands Division needs your help to solve a mystery!"

It says there is writing on the wallet which includes the number 2669458 and that research online shows this to be a service number.

It also says: Guardsman Colclough, Coldstream Guards, Beirut, Syria and a date in 1945.

Police said: "We are sharing this in the hope that it can be returned to either the original owner or a relative who may recognise the details."

They have included images of photos found within the wallet.

Photographs were found inside.
Photographs were found inside.

The posting has already been widely shared and prompted a number of individuals to make enquiries and pool information.

Anyone with any information regarding is asked to contact Police on 101 or via the Police Scotland website. The lost property reference number is 7544 at Dingwall Police Station.


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