Teenager’s shock as lost wallet is posted to his Collier Row home

15:35 12 December 2013

The 18-year-old was amazed his wallet was returned with everything in it

The 18-year-old was amazed his wallet was returned with everything in it


An 18-year-old boy who lost his Oyster card wallet was stunned when it was anonymously posted to his Collier Row house.

Conner McCrimmon, of Clitheroe Road, thought the wallet, which contained £15 and his provisional licence, was gone for good after he lost it on December 2.

However, do-gooders picked it up in Osborne Road, Hornchurch, where he had been visiting a friend, and sent it to his home.

Conner said: “It was a surprise. I thought I had left it on a bus in Romford and that it was gone, but a couple of days later I got a letter with a first class stamp on it that had my Oyster card inside, with the money and provisional licence.

“I was going to write back but there was no return address.”

The mystery finders simply wrote in their letter, “Hello Conner, we found your Oyster card on Osborne Road.”

Conner, who works in construction in Wandsworth and is also completing a games design course online, ironically left his everyday wallet at home because he didn’t want to misplace it.

“It was smaller so I thought there was less chance of losing it,” he said. “So I had put my money in there, but ended up losing it anyway.”

The teenager’s grandmother Moira, 61, of Harold Hill, said: “We would sincerely like to thank these kind people. My grandson never expected to see his property again.”

Conner added: “I would say to them, thank you so much, it was much appreciated. It was really generous of them.

“The first thing I said after opening the letter was that there are some really nice people out there. It shows me that if I found something like that, I’d know the person would be devastated to lose it because that is how I felt.”


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