Bloke has wallet full of cash returned seven years after he left it in cab

A dad has said he has been left stunned after a wallet full of cash he lost was returned to him almost seven years later, with some of the notes now even taken out of circulation.

Andy Evans, 45, from Manchester, left the wallet, containing his driving licence bank cards, and £134 in cash in a taxi as he travelled back from watching The Courteeners at Heaton Park in June 2015.

Dad-of-two Andy flagged the black taxi down and had no idea which firm it belonged to, so he had no way of contacting the driver.

He assumed it was gone forever when he realised it wasn't in his jeans pocket shortly after stepping out of the cab.

So he was left gobsmacked when this weekend a package sent recorded delivery arrived for him containing the wallet, M.E.N reports.

It was completely undisturbed and had all the cash still inside with the notes folded as Andy had put them in. However, they are now so old some of the notes and coins are no longer in circulation.

The wallet contained two old-style £20 notes which can still be used but Andy will have to take the old paper £5 and £10 notes and old pound coins, to the bank to be exchanged. Andy's bank cards expired five years ago.

"It's just absolutely crazy," Andy said. "At first I was really confused as I didn't really remember the wallet as it was so long ago. Then as I looked at it a bit more I started to twig.

"I just couldn't believe it. I thought 'it can't be.' Seven years!? No one I've told can believe it either."

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The package had email address on the envelope which Andy wrote to, to thank for returning it. He received a reply saying that the wallet had been 'found in an old taxi.'

The message, simply signed 'Manchester Taxi Driver' said: "7 years…..Wow. The wallet was found in an old taxi and looked untouched. I hope all the belongings are there. Get yourself to a bank to get the money updated and enjoy. All the best."

Andy has since emailed the driver offering him some diesel to thank him for his honesty.

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The man, who confirmed he is still a taxi driver said: "In all honesty, I wasn't returning it for your reward, your offer of diesel just brought a massive smile to my face.

"It is the middle of the month of Ramadan which is a great month for charity any contribution you were going to make let's get it to those less fortunate."

"I've asked if he wants to meet up or to get a coffee or something," Andy said. "I just want to shake his hand and say thank you.

"He didn't have to do what he's done. He sent it special delivery so will have cost £8 of his own money to send me. So for it to come back with all the money really is amazing."

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