Hunt on to trace owner of pub treasure found in McDonalds bag
PUB staff made a shock discovery clearing up after a busy weekend when they found a McDonald's bag stuffed with jewellery.
The hunt is now on to track down the collection's rightful owner.
Workers at The Toby pub at Over Farm made the find during a car park litter pick, finding the bag dumped in a hedge.
The mixture of lockets, rings, chains and a gold watch is believed to have been stolen and either dumped or lost.
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A pendant has a photo of a couple and could have sentimental value.
Pub manager Linda King, 49, said: "Some of the items are cosmetic, others could be quite valuable.
"When we opened the pendant we thought - this must belong to somebody so we must try to trace the owner.
"It must have been left on a weekend as we found it on a Monday morning during the routine tidy-up."
Linda, who lives in Churchdown, has been working for Toby for 18 years and has handed the bag into police.
"As it was dumped in a McDonalds bag, we suddenly thought it could have been stolen," she said.
"The black and white photo shows a smartly dressed couple and could have been taken in the 1940s."
The bag contains a gold wedding band and a sovereign ring, necklace, gold watch, earrings and a pendant.
A police spokesman said: "Unless there is a reasonable prospect of reuniting lost property with the owner quickly, we would urge anyone who finds items like this to hand them into police. It could match items that have been stolen or reported lost on our database and we may be able to return it to the owner swiftly. If you are unable to hand it into police then ring 101 and we will arrange for an officer to collect it from you."
Call 101 quoting incident number 122 of September 14 with any information.