Berkshire

Couple accidentally dump slow cooker containing £1,500 savings

Workers at Bracknell Recycling Centre where they recovered £1,300 in lost cash Image copyright Re3
Image caption Workers managed to retrieve more than £1,300 of the lost cash

A couple who hid £1,500 of savings in a slow cooker disposed of it at a dump by accident.

The couple discovered the mistake two days later, when the husband asked his wife where the money was as he wanted to deposit it at a bank.

The pair rushed to Bracknell Recycling Centre, where staff spent two hours picking through waste to retrieve the money "note by note".

The centre said more than £1,300 of the lost cash was recovered.

A spokeswoman for waste partnership re3 said the error was made last month while the husband, who does not want to be named, was doing a "January tidy up".

She said the couple had written a thank you letter to the team, praising them for "stopping at nothing".