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Woman's joy as lost purse returned

Police praise pair for their honesty

Police in the Island are praising two young men for their honesty - which has ensured a vulnerable elderly woman enjoys Christmas.

The pair found a purse containing what's described as a substantial sum of cash, on a bench in Regent Street in Douglas town centre last week.

The men handed it in to police - unable to identify its owner.  

Officers located her after a community response to a Tweetbeat post - and the purse and all its contents were safety returned yesterday (19 Dec).  

The woman's said to be very happy and overwhelmed, and police say it's a heartening example of honesty and integrity.

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