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Cash find duo praised by officers.

Two council workmen were praised yesterday for handing in pounds 5,000 they found stashed behind an electricity meter in an empty house.

Andy Callcott, aged 30, and Ron Field, aged 45, were working on a property in Stourbridge, West Midlands, when they discovered the cash, which was in used pounds 20 notes.

Their supervisor tracked down the relatives of the deceased former tenant and handed the money over.

Chief Superintendent Dennis Hodson, of West Midlands Police in Brierley Hill, gave the pair a special force commendation, which is usually only given to officers.

He said the actions of the Dudley Council housing services workers was 'the best example of simple honesty' he had seen in six years policing the area. The workers would also be nominated for a Good Citizens Award, he added.
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