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Chopped up money dumped in bins

Thousands of pounds in cash has been chopped up and dumped in two waste bins in a city centre.

Police in Lincoln are baffled after finding the 10 and 20 notes which had been snipped into small pieces.

It is thought the money, which police said was beyond repair, was discarded between Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon.

The pieces had been stuffed in the bins near the Barge on the Brayford and in City Square, Lincoln.

Detective Constable Nick Cobb said: "The money has been cut into many, many pieces - each individual note.

"Somebody spent a great deal of time physically cutting up the money."

He said even a "jigsaw fanatic" would probably not be able to put the money back together again.

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